Incidents

Juju Jiang2002-12-20 00:00:00 UTC

According to the one-count Complaint filed today, JIANG, operating from his home in Flushing, and using a computer program designed to record computer passwords and user names, attempted to gain access to the computer accounts of approximately 15 subscribers of GoToMyPC. As described in the Complaint, GoToMyPC is a company that offers individuals the ability to remotely access their personal computers from any computer connected to the Internet. According to the Complaint, JIANG obtained these users passwords and user names by installing computer software for this purpose at a Kinkos located on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan. JIANG then used these passwords and usernames in attempts to gain access to those subscribers personal computers in order to obtain credit card and other information stored on those computers, it was alleged. As described in the Complaint, JIANGs alleged fraud came to light after a subscriber of GoToMyPC the "Victim", who was at home, heard his personal computer "PC" turn on without any action on the subscribers part and then observed the cursor of the PC move around the screen and files on the PC being accessed and opened as if by remote control. Afterwards, as alleged in the Complaint, the Victim observed his computer access a website known as www.neteller.com "Neteller", an online payment transfer service, and observed an account in his name being opened at Neteller, also without his authorization. A short time later, the Victim allegedly observed his computer accessing the website for the American Express Corporate card and, using information stored on his computer, saw his computer attempt to access his corporate American Express card account file. According to the Complaint, upon viewing this unauthorized activity, the Victim manually regained control of his PC, terminated the computer session, and contacted officials of Neteller in order to direct them to close the unauthorized Neteller account that had been opened in his name. According to the Complaint, computer records maintained by GoToMyPC traced the unauthorized intrusion of the Victims account to JIANG’s home. The Complaint alleged that, upon searching JIANGs Flushing residence, agents observed one of JIANGs computers executing a program known as a "brute force attack," a program frequently used by computer hackers to gain unauthorized access to other persons computers.

Richard Ger­hardt2002-12-20 00:00:00 UTC

Admit­ted down­load­ing five-​thousand user pass­words from the com­put­ers at Friskies Pet­care plant, where he worked as a tem­po­rary employee for nine months in 2001 and 2002.Friskies is part of Nes­tle USA, a divi­sion of an inter­na­tional com­pany.

Roger Duronio2002-12-17 00:00:00 UTC

charged today with using a "logic bomb" to cause more than $3 million in damage to the companys computer network, and with securities fraud for his failed plan to drive down the companys stock with activation of the logic bomb,

Simon Vallor2002-12-01 00:00:00 UTC

pleaded guilty to creating and distributing three mass mailer viruses

Stephen Suplita III2002-11-15 00:00:00 UTC

hacking into the computer system of Fallbrook, California based Enjoya.com and causing damage in excess of $10,000.

Stephen Carey2002-09-19 00:00:00 UTC

Deleted a companys files in a payment dispute.

Richard Dopps2002-09-09 00:00:00 UTC

Until February 2001, Dopps was employed by The Bergman Companies TBC, a contracting firm based in Chino. After leaving TBC to go work for a competitor, Dopps used his Internet connection to gain access to TBC’s computer systems on more than 20 occasions. Once Dopps was inside the TBC systems, he read e-mail messages of TBC executives to stay informed of TBC’s ongoing business and to obtain a commercial advantage for his new employer. Dopps’ unauthorized access into TBC’s computer system caused approximately $21,636 in damages and costs to TBC.

Samir Rana2002-09-01 00:00:00 UTC

accused leader of fluffi bunny defacements

Glenn Cazenave2002-08-02 00:00:00 UTC

Two former employees of the Santa Monica office of an international software development company were indicted today on federal charges of conspiring to enter the company’s computer systems and unlawfully delete a $2.6 million software package that was being developed for a foreign client.

Amaya Marinella2002-08-02 00:00:00 UTC

Two former employees of the Santa Monica office of an international software development company were indicted today on federal charges of conspiring to enter the company’s computer systems and unlawfully delete a $2.6 million software package that was being developed for a foreign client.

Ruth Lawton2002-08-01 00:00:00 UTC

Downloaded more than $2,500 of infringing works to her home computer

Bret McDanel2002-06-25 00:00:00 UTC

The evidence presented at trial showed that McDanel, who worked at Tornado from June 1999 until February 2000, committed the crime to retaliate against Tornado. The prosecutors argued to Judge Baird that McDanel harbored resentment against his former employer and that he planned to start a competitor messaging company. McDanel sent thousands of email messages and overloaded the Tornado computer server. Additionally, the emails he sent contained a link to a web site he had created where he revealed confidential information about Tornado technology that McDanel had learned while employed there. During the trial, the government also presented evidence that McDanel had attacked the computer system of another former employer in New Jersey in 1997. This was the first case to go to trial in Los Angeles brought under the “Computer Fraud and Abuse Act,” the federal statute covering computer abuse and malicious spamming.

Thomas DeVoss2002-06-12 00:00:00 UTC

accused of defacing hundreds of government based sites.

Bryan Harshman2002-06-11 00:00:00 UTC

arrested for piracy and activities related to Rogue Warriorz

Jeffery Sasser2002-06-11 00:00:00 UTC

arrested for piracy and activities related to Rogue Warriorz

Peter Semadeni2002-06-11 00:00:00 UTC

arrested for piracy and activities related to Rogue Warriorz

Dean Wuestenberg2002-06-11 00:00:00 UTC

Arrested for piracy and activities related to Rogue Warriorz

Jospeh Yano2002-06-11 00:00:00 UTC

arrested for piracy and activities related to Rogue Warriorz

Michael Meacam2002-06-11 00:00:00 UTC

arrested for piracy and activities related to Rogue Warriorz

Eric Rosenquist2002-06-11 00:00:00 UTC

Downloaded Microsoft Money to his home compute

Lukasz Doupal2002-06-11 00:00:00 UTC

warez group trading software with retail value of $1,000,000

John Amorosi2002-06-11 00:00:00 UTC

Participated in warez group Rogue Warriorz RWZ, which infringed works with a retail value over $1,000,000

Wolf Bachenor2002-06-11 00:00:00 UTC

Participated in warez group Rogue Warriorz RWZ, which infringed works with a retail value over $1,000,000

David Brandt2002-06-11 00:00:00 UTC

Participated in warez group Rogue Warriorz RWZ, which infringed works with a retail value over $1,000,000

Alexander Castaneda2002-06-11 00:00:00 UTC

Participated in warez group Rogue Warriorz RWZ, which infringed works with a retail value over $1,000,000

Jacob Clappton2002-06-11 00:00:00 UTC

Participated in warez group Rogue Warriorz RWZ, which infringed works with a retail value over $1,000,000

Jonathan Dow2002-06-11 00:00:00 UTC

Participated in warez group Rogue Warriorz RWZ, which infringed works with a retail value over $1,000,000

Jorge Garcia2002-06-11 00:00:00 UTC

Participated in warez group Rogue Warriorz RWZ, which infringed works with a retail value over $1,000,000

Mark Konarske2002-06-11 00:00:00 UTC

Participated in warez group Rogue Warriorz RWZ, which infringed works with a retail value over $1,000,000

Timothy Lastoria2002-06-11 00:00:00 UTC

Participated in warez group Rogue Warriorz RWZ, which infringed works with a retail value over $1,000,000