Court: 2 Accused of Hacking Navy to Change Plea

May 7, 2014

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A change of plea hearing has been set for two men accused of conspiring to hack into the computer systems of the Navy and more than 30 other websites.

Federal court records show that 27-year-old Nicholas Paul Knight of Chantilly, Virginia, and 20-year-old Daniel Trenton Krueger of Salem, Illinois, have asked to enter guilty pleas in the case.

A hearing is set for May 20 in Tulsa.

Federal prosecutors say the men allegedly hacked a system used to manage transfers for members of all branches of the military. The system stores information for 220,000 service members.

The case is being prosecuted in Tulsa because the Navy servers that were hacked are located in the city.

Court records do not list an attorney for either man.