Owner of git.rip TILL KOTTMANN, 21, was indicted today by a grand jury in the Western District of Washington for computer intrusion and identity and data theft activities spanning 2019 to the present. KOTTMANN, aka “deletescape” and “tillie crimew,” who initially was charged in September 2020, remains in Lucerne, Switzerland, and has received notice of pending U.S. charges.
“Stealing credentials and data, and publishing source code and proprietary and sensitive information on the web is not protected speech–it is theft and fraud,” – said Acting U.S. Attorney Tessa M. Gorman.
Conspiracy to commit computer fraud and abuse is punishable by up to 5 years in prison. Wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud are punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
Download : kottmann_indictment_filed.pdf
Source : justice.gov/usao-wdwa/pr/swiss-hacker-indicted-conspiracy-wire-fraud-and-aggravated-identity-theft