Lucas Henderson, the 22-year-old former computer security student who was arrested in May 2011 for posting counterfeited coupons online, has plead guilty to charges of wire fraud and trafficking in counterfeit goods in Manhattan Federal Court.
Henderson, who at the time of the arrest was pursuing a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Information Security and Forensics at the Rochester Institute of Technology, admitted to having created and shared — both directly to other individuals and on the Internet — counterfeited coupons for different goods that range from Tide detergent to Sony PlayStation.
He also shared advice on how to redeem them and instructions on how to create them on 4chan and Zoklet.
He tried to do it anonymously, by using different online handles and and from anonymous IP addresses by using the Tor Network. It was initially impossible to identify who was doing it, but all it took was a one-time slip when he used an IP address given to and associated with him by the Rochester Institute of Technology, and the federal agents finally had a real-world name to go with the fake handles.
Source: Help Net Security