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Vancouver man charged in federal hacking case in Alaska

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

A Vancouver man has been charged in federal court in Alaska for allegedly hacking into and damaging multiple computers.

A grand jury indicted Kenneth Currin Schuchman, 20, with two counts of knowingly causing the transmission of a program, information, code, and command, and, as a result of such conduct, intentionally caused damage without authorization to protected computers, according to an indictment filed Aug. 21 in U.S. District Court in Anchorage.

From August 2017 through November 2017, Schuchman hacked into and damaged 10 or more protected computers, the indictment states.

He was arraigned Aug. 31 during which time he entered not-guilty pleas, court records show. Trial is set for Oct. 29 in Anchorage.

Schuchman lives with his father in Vancouver and is on Social Security disability, according to a motion filed by his Seattle attorney, Barry Flegenheimer.