Incidents

Joseph Popp1990-09-21 00:00:00 UTC

accused of being behind the aids virus.

Thomas Haynie1990-09-19 00:00:00 UTC

The Justice Department has accused Thomas Haynie of Virginia Beach of using a CBN earth station to send religious messages that appeared Sept. 6, 1987 on the American Exxxtasy Channel and the Playboy Channel.

Unknown 1990-07-22 00:00:00 UTC

Fry Guy was more of a social engineer than a real hacker. Fry Guy got his alias interestingly enough, by acquiring the password to McDonalds mainframe computers from a McDonalds manager. Once he was in, he quickly increased the salaries of some of his friends who worked there. Fry Guy then moved on to credit card scamming. He would request cash advances from Western Union with stolen credit card numbers. As a policy, Western Union would call the number on the credit card to double-check the identity of the caller. Fry Guy would re-route the calls to his phone - effectively making him the card owner. Most of this activity took place while he was a meager 16 years old.

Unknown 1990-04-26 00:00:00 UTC

Accused of gaining access to the computers of TRW Inc., a national company that checks customers credit ratings, and distributing charge card numbers to computer bulletin boards.

Richard Jones1990-04-04 00:00:00 UTC

accused of hacking nasa

David Woodcock1990-04-04 00:00:00 UTC

accused of hacking nasa

Nahshon Even-Chaim1990-04-02 00:00:00 UTC

accused of hacking nasa

Chris Goggans1990-03-01 00:00:00 UTC

Arrested, raided and not ever charged.

Robert Riggs1990-02-01 00:00:00 UTC

2nd arrest, due to breach of bellsouth systems

Leonard Rose Jr1990-02-01 00:00:00 UTC

He wrote an article for Phrack explaining how trojan horses worked and excerpted 21 lines of the AT&T SVR3.2 "login.c" source code. The two counts of wire fraud stemmed from him sending two pieces of email the actual article containing excerpts of login.c to the publishers of Phrack on two separate occasions, as Craig Neidorf aka Knight Lightning; then the co-publisher of Phrack had accidentally deleted the original mail. Other counts in the original indictment were from writing a brute force password decryption program using a dictionary attack, which the US Federal Government considered "burglary tools", and tried to approach much like a burglar carrying something to break in to a physical residence during the commission of a crime.

Elias Ladopoulos1990-01-24 00:00:00 UTC

raided in relation to attacks from collective masters of deception

Paul Stira1990-01-24 00:00:00 UTC

raided in relation to attacks from collective masters of deception

Mark Abene1990-01-24 00:00:00 UTC

raided in relation to attacks from collective masters of deception

Kevin Poulsen1990-01-19 00:00:00 UTC

Indicted on charges of invading a classified military computer, stealing the unlisted telephone numbers of the Soviet Consulate in San Francisco, and routinely breaching Pacific Bells security.

Mark Lottor1990-01-19 00:00:00 UTC

The Government says Mr. Lottor and Mr. Poulsen were able to eavesdrop on telephone users including two Pacific Bell security investigators who were trying to investigate them. Under the new indictment, a third hacker who was charged in the initial indictment, Robert E. Gilligan, is named as an unindicted co-conspirator. Document Storage Questioned The indictment raises a question about how Mr. Poulsen obtained the classified documents, because Federal regulations require that classified material stored on computer systems not be easily accessible over standard telephone lines. It is possible that Mr. Poulsen obtained the military document in February 1988, when he was an employee of Sun Microsystems, a Mountain View, Calif., computer company, according to an Air Force document that is part of the court record. Sun had a contract to develop a battlefield computer system to be used at Fort Bragg.

Robert Gilligan1990-01-19 00:00:00 UTC

accused of attacks with kevin Poulsen

Craig Neidorf1990-01-18 00:00:00 UTC

Neidorf was facing 31 years in jail after being arrested and charged with receiving a document stolen from Bell South, and with publicly distributing it online. Charges were essentially dropped as the document in question was more of a memorandum and not actual source code.

unknown 1990-01-01 00:00:00 UTC

Member of legion of doom

Peter Salzman1990-01-01 00:00:00 UTC

Member of legion of doom

Adam Grant1990-01-01 00:00:00 UTC

Member of legion of doom

Kevin Mitnick1990-01-01 00:00:00 UTC

After he finished his jail time and his halfway-house counseling sentence for the 1989 Digital Equipment conviction Mitnick moved to Las Vegas and took a low-level computer programming position for a mailing list company. His mother had moved there, as had a woman who called herself Susan Thunder who had been part of Mitnicks phone phreak gang in the early 1980s, and with whom he now became reacquainted. It was during this period that he tried to "social engineer" me over the phone. In early 1992 Mitnick moved back to the San Fernando Valley area after his half-brother died of an apparent heroin overdose. He briefly worked for his father in construction, but then took a job he found through a friend of his fathers at the Tel Tec Detective Agency . Soon after he began, someone was discovered illegally using a commercial database system on the agencys behalf, and Kevin was once again the subject of an FBI investigation. In September the Bureau searched his apartment, as well as the home and workplace of another member of the original phone phreak gang. Two months later a federal judge issued a warrant for Mitnicks arrest for having violated the terms of his 1989 probation. There were two charges: illegally accessing a phone company computer, and associating with one of the people with whom hed originally been arrested in 1981. His friends claimed Mitnick had been set up by the detective firm; whatever the truth, when the FBI came to arrest him, Kevin Mitnick had vanished.

Ross Pearlstone1990-01-01 00:00:00 UTC

Ex-employee made unauthorised use of his former employers Mercury telephone account to make "free" calls.