Incidents

Casey Viner2019-09-13 00:00:00 UTC

In his plea, Viner admitted he argued with co-defendant Shane Gaskill while playing Call of Duty World War II online. Viner contacted co-defendant Tyler Barriss and asked him to swat Gaskill, Viner thought Gaskill lived at 1033 W. McCormick in Wichita. In fact, Gaskill gave Viner and Barriss a false address. Barriss called Wichita police and reported a hostage situation at 1033 W. McCormick. Police responded, believing they were dealing with a man who had shot his own father and was holding family members hostage. Andrew Finch, who lived at the address, did not know why police were at his home when he stepped onto the porch. When Finch made a move that startled officers, he was shot and killed.

Nicholas Huffine2019-09-11 00:00:00 UTC

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that Huffine participated in a practice known as "swatting," in which he, along with others, made hoax emergency telephone calls to the Winter Garden, Florida, Police Department, and falsely reported an ongoing, dangerous crime in order to elicit an armed police response (from a SWAT team, hence the term "swatting") to a specific location, in order to harass someone whom he believed was there. The calls resulted in emergency personnel being deployed, as well as physical damage due to forced entry to one of the residences where Huffine directed the law enforcement officers.

Vincent Brocoli2019-09-05 00:00:00 UTC

accused of cyberstalking previous cyberstalking victims

Clinton Jean-Pierre2019-08-30 00:00:00 UTC

Jean-Pierre admitted to fraudulently accessing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) eAuthentication online taxpayer system, which has servers located in Berkeley County, in December 2017. In order to pass IRS security protocols, Jean-Pierre admitted that he fraudulently “ported” an unknowing person’s cellular telephone number to his own phone in order to obtain the security code necessary to create an unauthorized taxpayer account. Once in the IRS eAuthentication system, Jean-Pierre admitted he gained access to a taxpayer’s tax return information which included the taxpayer’s personal identifying information.

Austyn Keaton2019-08-30 00:00:00 UTC

Keaton was the sole information technology employee for a company located in Avon Lake. Keaton gained access to emails of the company’s finance director and other employees. He learned the company planned to hire an outside vendor to take over IT operations from Keaton. Keaton was scheduled to meet with the vendor on February 25, 2019, in which the vendor was to ask Keaton to transfer access to the company’s IT systems. On the same day, Keaton accessed the finance director’s email, in which he learned the company planned to offer Keaton a severance package and terminate his employment. Keaton then took steps to lock the company’s employees out of their email, take its web site offline, block the company’s employees from accessing the company’s customer relationship management system, and other unauthorized actions.

Yanyan Lesser2019-08-21 00:00:00 UTC

attempted to hire a hitman to disable her boyfriend

Didier Julien2019-08-21 00:00:00 UTC

Saint Julien made numerous comments on the victim’s Facebook and Instagram page beginning last year. He attempted to make physical contact with the victim numerous times and took picture’s of the victim’s car, according to court documents. Saint Julien also attempted to contact the victim’s relatives numerous times. The victim successfully sought a civil stalking protection order, commanding Saint Julien not to initiate or have any contact with the victim or the victim’s relatives. The next day, Saint Julien texted the victim, according to court documents. Saint Julien began creating social media accounts under a false name in May 2019 and attempted to contact the victim, according to court documents.

Judy Santos2019-08-06 00:00:00 UTC

accused of hacking

Walter Neto2019-08-06 00:00:00 UTC

accused of state hacking

Danilo Marquez2019-08-06 00:00:00 UTC

accused of state hacking

Suelen de Oliveira2019-08-06 00:00:00 UTC

suspected of hacking into government officials

Satyasurya Thumma2019-07-31 00:00:00 UTC

accused stalking and hacking ex girlfriends

Paige Thompson2019-07-29 00:00:00 UTC

accused of unathorized access of capitalone systems in early 2019

William Green2019-07-24 00:00:00 UTC

accused of operating an unauthorized illegal bitcoin exchange called Destination Bitcoin.

unknown 2019-07-24 00:00:00 UTC

accessed the records for undergraduate student applications to enter the university in 2019 and 2020.

Brandon Spann2019-07-23 00:00:00 UTC

accused of cyberstalking

Joseph Bragg2019-07-22 00:00:00 UTC

accused of sending online threats to police officers.

Kristian Boykov2019-07-18 00:00:00 UTC

accused of stealing nearly all of bulgarias nationals personal information.

Xudong Yao2019-07-11 00:00:00 UTC

According to the indictment, Yao began working for the suburban Chicago manufacturer in August 2014. Within two weeks, Yao downloaded more than 3,000 unique electronic files containing proprietary and trade secret information relating to the system that operates the manufacturer’s locomotives, the indictment states. Over the next six months, Yao downloaded numerous other electronic files containing proprietary and trade secret information, including technical documents and software source code, the indictment states. During that time, Yao allegedly sought, negotiated, and accepted employment with a business in China that provided automotive telematics service systems. The suburban Chicago manufacturer terminated Yao in February 2015 for reasons unrelated to the alleged theft, which at that time had not been discovered. Shortly thereafter, Yao made copies of the stolen trade secret information, the indictment states. He allegedly traveled to China in July 2015 and began working for the Chinese company. On Nov. 18, 2015, Yao traveled from China to O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, according to the indictment. At the time, he had in his possession the stolen trade secret information, including nine complete copies of the suburban Chicago company’s control system source code and the systems specifications that explained how the code worked, the indictment states. Yao returned to China at some point thereafter.

Leiani Hillis 2019-07-10 00:00:00 UTC

Hillis used her employee issued credit card to make unauthorized purchases for her personal benefit totaling $632,718.99.

unknown 2019-07-10 00:00:00 UTC

JAF was the target of 25 warrants at the time of his arrest. He is suspected of running 30 fraudulent online stores and employing a network of accomplices.

Justin Potts2019-07-09 00:00:00 UTC

accused of breaching accounts of upto 150 people and keeping their personal information.

Latrice Colvin2019-07-09 00:00:00 UTC

According to court documents and statements made in court, between September 2015 and July 2017, Colvin used the internet, including the dark web, to obtain the personal identifying info of numerous victims. She then contacted credit card companies and used the victims’ information to change the mailing address on certain accounts to her own address, and also to apply for and obtain fraudulent credit cards in the names of victims. After fraudulently obtained cards were mailed to her residence, she used them and to buy merchandise in person and online, and to obtain cash advances at ATMs.

Marius-Dorin Cerna2019-07-02 00:00:00 UTC

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/united-states-and-international-law-enforcement-dismantle-online-organized-crime-ring

Alexandru Ion2019-07-02 00:00:00 UTC

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/united-states-and-international-law-enforcement-dismantle-online-organized-crime-ring

Ştefan-Alexandru 2019-07-02 00:00:00 UTC

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/united-states-and-international-law-enforcement-dismantle-online-organized-crime-ring

Beniamin-Filip Ologeanu2019-07-02 00:00:00 UTC

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/united-states-and-international-law-enforcement-dismantle-online-organized-crime-ring

Michael Golightley2019-07-01 00:00:00 UTC

Accused of ddosing a internet provider over a ad removal. During trial, prosecutors presented evidence that Golightley contacted an entity called DDosCity to arrange for a series of attacks on Nex-Tech’s computers.

David Tinley2019-06-23 00:00:00 UTC

Tinley intentionally inserted logic bombs into computer programs that he designed for Siemens Corporation. The logic bombs ensured that the programs would malfunction after the expiration of a certain date. As a result, Siemens was unaware of the cause of the malfunction and required Tinley to fix these malfunctions.

Rodney Phipps2019-06-18 00:00:00 UTC

According to allegations in the Indictment, from in or around August 2015 through August 2017, Phipps placed swatting calls from Delaware to police departments and emergency dispatch centers across the country, including calls to Harrison, New Jersey; Opelousas, Louisiana; Russel County, Kentucky; Pasco County, Florida; and Forsyth County, Georgia. Those swatting calls included false reports that murder, shooting incidents, arson, and a hostage situation had taken place or would take place.