NEW YORK (AP) — The name of a Chicago man already charged in a New York City computer hacking case has been added to an indictment.
Jeremy Hammond's name was added Wednesday to an indictment containing the names of four other defendants in a prosecution revealed in March.
Authorities say the prosecution marks the first time core members of the loosely organized worldwide hacking group Anonymous have been identified and charged in the U.S.
Prosecutors say the defendants and others hacked into corporations and government agencies worldwide, including the U.S. Senate. They say they also stole confidential information, defaced websites and temporarily put some victims out of business. Authorities say their crimes affected more than 1 million people.
A message left with Hammond's lawyer for comment was not immediately returned.