PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A man from Michigan has been arrested and indicted in the infamous hack of UPMC where data from more than 65,000 workers was stolen.
Prosecutors say 29-year-old Justin Johnson hacked into UPMC’s human resources server in 2014.READ MORE: Person Hit, Killed By Driver Of Vehicle In Monroeville On Route 22
He allegedly stole the names, social security numbers, addresses and salary information of every UPMC employee — more than 65,000 in all.READ MORE: ACLU, Voter Groups Sue In Ohio Over New Legislative Maps
They say Johnson then sold that information on the dark web. Using that information, criminals filed false tax returns to the tune of $1.7 million in refunds.MORE NEWS: Pennsylvania Food Banks Team Up With DoorDash To Deliver Free Meals To Seniors
The government is trying to detain Johnson until trial.