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Fourth member of international computer hacking ring pleads guilty to hacking and intellectual property theft conspiracy

2015/04/01

U.S. Department of Justice - (International) An Indiana man pleaded guilty to charges surrounding his role in an international hacking ring that gained unauthorized access to computer networks of companies including Microsoft Corp., Epic Games Inc., Valve Corporation and Zombie Studios, and stole unreleased software, source code, trade secrets, copyrighted works and financial and other sensitive information. The hacker admitted to transmitting approximately 11,266 log-in credentials from one company, and total losses from the scheme were estimated to range from $100 - $200 million.

Source: http://www.fbi.gov/baltimore/press-releases/2015/fourth-member-of-international-computer-hacking-ring-pleads-guilty-to-hacking-and-intellectual-property-theft-conspiracy

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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