A man who went by the name of “Sgt. Eric S. Haines” and is suspected of hacking into the FBI for the third time this year was arrested Monday by federal agents, according to court documents.
Haines, 46, was arrested on suspicion of using a remote control to hack into computers at the U.S. Secret Service’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, according a criminal complaint filed by the U,S.
Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C. The complaint said Hains was working as a security contractor with an IT company.
A man identified as Eric S., 46, is accused of hacking at least seven computers at FBI headquarters in Washington.
He is charged with two counts of using the federal government’s computer network for the purpose of unlawfully accessing, altering or removing data or information.
A third count of malicious use of a computer for unauthorized purposes was added after an arrest warrant was issued on June 17, the complaint said.
Hains is suspected to have breached computers at three FBI offices in Washington and at a third facility in New Jersey.
He was arrested in New York City on Friday and is being held on $2 million bail, according the complaint.
The criminal complaint said he had been on the lam since July and was being held at a U. of M. facility.
Hagin has been charged with a series of charges including using a computer network without authorization, unauthorized access to a computer, and unauthorized use of the United States Secret Service network, according his criminal complaint.
The FBI said Hagin was the former director of cybersecurity for the agency’s Computer Emergency Response Team, or CERT.
The agency said Higgs joined the bureau in 2004 and joined the New York Police Department in 2008.