Incidents

Max Butler1998-06-01 00:00:00 UTC

While working for the FBI after being convicted of downloading warez in 1996. Butler installed a backdoor onto American federal government websites while trying to fix a security hole in the BIND server daemon. However, an investigator with the United States Air Force found Butler via pop-up notifications and his FBI handlers. The FBI had Butler infiltrate a group of hackers who hijacked 3Coms telephone system for personal teleconference use.

Julio Ardita1998-05-19 00:00:00 UTC

During the summer of 1995, the Department of Defense detected intrusions into a number of military and university computer systems containing important and sensitive information about government research on satellites, radiation and energy. The activity was traced to a changing set of misappropriated accounts on an Internet host computer at Harvard University. Sterns investigative team put together an electronic profile of the intruder, using key words such as unique names the intruder gave to files and Internet protocol addresses of systems being targeted by him. This profile was used to apply for the wiretap order, the first ever obtained to search communications over a computer network, and to configure a monitoring computer which had been adapted to conduct the complex, high speed searches needed to isolate his activities.

Richard Airlie1998-04-04 00:00:00 UTC

Disgruntled IT supplier hacked estate agency website and replaced pictures of houses with pornography.

Ian Morris1998-04-04 00:00:00 UTC

Disgruntled IT supplier hacked estate agency website and replaced pictures of houses with pornography.

Ehud Tenenbaum1998-03-19 00:00:00 UTC

For illegally accessing computers belonging to the Israeli and United States governments, as well as hundreds of other commercial and educational systems in the United States and elsewhere.

Unknown 1998-03-18 00:00:00 UTC

Accused of hacking vital services to the FAA control tower and As a result of a series of commands sent from the hackers personal computer, vital services to the FAA control tower were disabled for six hours in March of 1997. In the course of his hacking, the defendant also electronically broke into a pharmacy computer and copied patient records.

Unknown 1998-03-01 00:00:00 UTC

Accused of attacks along with Ehud Tenebaum.

Unknown 1998-03-01 00:00:00 UTC

Accused of attacks along with Ehud Tenebaum.

Timothy Lloyd1998-02-17 00:00:00 UTC

After 12 hours of deliberation over three days, the jury found Timothy Allen Lloyd, 37, of New Castle, Del., guilty of Count One of a two-count Jan. 28, 1998, Indictment, which charged that on July 30, 1996, Lloyd intentionally caused irreparable damage to Omegas computer system by activating "the timebomb" that permanently deleted all of the companys sophisticated manufacturing programs. Lloyd was found not guilty of Count Two, transporting approximately $50,000 worth of computer equipment stolen from Omega to his Delaware residence. Lloyds trial began April 17 before U.S. District Judge William J. Walls. His sentencing is scheduled for July 31. Until then, Lloyd was released on $25,000 bail and ordered confined to his home. On July 30, 1996, two weeks after Lloyd was fired, the timebomb was unleashed as planned, deleting and purging Omegas most critical manufacturing programs. "This was a carefully conceived, malicious plan," said Cleary. "The consequences for this high-technology company were enormous - upwards of $10 million in damage and lost productivity. Mr. Lloyd faces a considerable prison sentence and should stand as an example to hackers and corporate insiders who would consider inflicting such high-tech mayhem." Omegas Chief Financial Officer, Ralph Michel, testified at trial, describing lost contracts and profits that compounded in the years after the timebombs release.

Boris Floricic1998-01-01 00:00:00 UTC

accused of hacking but went missing and was later found to of committed suicide.