Trial set for man charged with hacking government websites

Posted at 7:50 PM, Oct 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-02 09:52:09-04
A Jan. 3 trial has been set for a man charged with hacking into government websites in Arizona and Wisconsin.
Randall Charles Tucker of Apache Junction, Arizona, has pleaded not guilty to charges of intentional damage to protected computers and threatening damage to protected computers for allegedly attacking municipal computer systems in March 2015 in the city of Madison and two Phoenix suburbs, Chandler and Mesa.
He is accused of carrying out a cyberattack that came three days after a police shooting of an unarmed man in Madison and interrupted communications equipment for emergency workers there.
Less than a week after the Madison hack, authorities say Tucker launched an attack on city websites in Mesa and Chandler that temporarily made them inaccessible to users.