The Columbus Dispatch reports that 23-year-old Todd M. Miller has been sentenced to one year of house arrest for his part in the 2008 security breach of Sony's PlayStation Network. Miller wasn't convicted on charges directly related to the hacking, but for destroying computers the FBI was interested in investigating related to the crime. Miller was sentenced last week.
According to the Dispatch report the FBI spoke with Miller in 2011. After that initial visit, they returned to his home to find that Miller had destroyed his computers - including what the FBI categorized as "important information" on the computers' hard drives.
"Without the computers, the FBI did not have enough evidence to pursue hacking charges against Miller and another unnamed Columbus man, according to court records," the Columbus Dispatch reports.
U.S. District Judge Peter C. Economus sentenced Miller to one year of house arrest, three years probation, and required him to get a high school equivalency diploma. Miller dodged a bullet, because he could have been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.