Oklahoma man hacked government auction site to buy cars for a buck

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An Oklahoma man used his computer skills to defraud Uncle Sam, hacking into a government auction site to lower the price of vehicles and jewelry he’d successfully bid on from thousands of dollars down to one buck, federal prosecutors said.

The auctions are conducted online through servers in Eagan, Minnesota, noted U.S. States Attorney Andrew Luger.

Between Feb. 25 and March 6, 2019, Evan James Coker bid in multiple auctions for vehicles and jewelry on the GSA site. Once his offers were accepted, Coker breached the pay.gov site and changed the price of each of the items to a buck, the prosecutor said in a news release.

All told, Coker bid on and won 19 auction items․

Coker pleaded guilty on Wednesday in U.S. District Court

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