- Associated Press - Monday, April 17, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) - The Latest on the change-of-plea hearing for an Arizona man accused of hacking into government websites (all times local):

3:26 p.m.

An Arizona man has pleaded guilty to a hacking charge in a cyberattack two years ago that interrupted communications equipment for emergency workers in Madison, Wisconsin.

Randall Charles Tucker of Apache Junction pleaded guilty to intentionally damaging protected computers in the March 2015 attack.

His plea deal calls for a sentence of up to four years in prison.

He also was charged with hacking into municipal computer systems two years ago in two Phoenix suburbs, Chandler and Mesa, and attacking the Washington, D.C.-based News2Share site in December 2014.

The charges stemming from the attacks in Arizona and on the news site were dropped as part of the plea deal.

Tucker acknowledged in court Monday that he bragged about the Madison attack on social media.

7:12 a.m.

A man charged with hacking into government websites in Arizona and Wisconsin is scheduled Monday to change his plea.

Randall Charles Tucker of Apache Junction, Arizona, had previously pleaded not guilty to charges of intentional damage to protected computers and threatening damage to protected computers for allegedly attacking municipal computers in March 2015 in the city of Madison and two Phoenix suburbs, Chandler and Mesa.

He is accused of carrying out a cyberattack that came three days after a police shooting of an unarmed man in Madison and interrupted communications equipment for emergency workers.

Less than a week later, authorities say Tucker launched an attack on city websites in Mesa and Chandler that temporarily made them inaccessible to users.

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