John Anthony Borell III, a 22-year-old male from Toledo, Ohio, on Thursday was sentenced by a federal judge to serve three years in prison.
Broell took credit for the breaches via the Twitter account, according to The Daily Dot. Twitter later on collaborated with investigators by supplying IP information that enabled them to track the account to Borell.
Borell was arrested in March 2012.
According to The Daily Dot, the hacks included defacing the Texas Police Association’s website to read, in part:
Dear Texas Police Dept, Paid administrative leave should be reserved for injured cops, cops with pregnant wives, and cops who declare themselves conscientious objectors to a raid. Not a kiddie porn collecting cop. It looks as if Texas PD hasn't improved since the cousin of the PD, the Texas Youth Commission was caught with rape rooms. Targets: Texas PD and Syracuse Why: Insufficient effort ... Judgment: We must troll you
The site breaches dumped 787 police officer names, usernames, plain-text passwords, and addresses/home addresses.
Prosecutors said Borell’s actions victimized thousands and cost some $260,000 to repair as they beefed up security following the attacks.
US District Judge Robert J. Shelby said that the sentence handed down on Thursday would also resolve charges filed against Borell in California, Missouri and New York.