Before the Nintendo Switch was released, some of you may recall that a hacker going by the name of Ryan Hernandez successfully released information about the console prior to its global release. Him and an associate phished a Nintendo employee and in doing so gained confidential information that they released to the public, and gloated about it in the process on Discord and other social media platforms. The individual was tracked down by the FBI, found at his parent’s address and ordered to stop, which he initially agreed to but then subsequently went back on his word and continued to illegally obtain confidential information from Nintendo and distribute his findings.
Ryan pleaded guilty to charges back in February this year .
It’s now been confirmed that Hernandez has been ordered to pay $259,232 in damages, serve three years in prison, agree to seven years of supervised release and he is required to register as sex offender due to indecent images of minors found on his computers.