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Rogue ex-Motorola techie admits cyberattack on former employer, passport fraud

November 30, 2023

An ex-Motorola technician in the US has admitted he tried to fraudulently obtain a passport while awaiting trial for a cyberattack on his former employer.

Andrew Mahn, 28, of Derry, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to both passport fraud and wire fraud, the latter relating to that cyber-intrusion. He is due to be sentenced in March next year.

Mahn was indicted [PDF] by a grand jury for passport fraud in February, after being charged in 2021 with breaking into Motorola’s computer network and stealing data.

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