[ISN] U.S. Charges Suspected Activist Hacker

http://online.wsj.com/articles/u-s-charges-suspected-activist-hacker-1402950397 By Andrew Grossman The Wall Street Journal June 16, 2014 Federal prosecutors announced a criminal charge against a 20-year-old Tennessee man allegedly associated with a group of activist hackers that targeted companies and universities, including Bell Canada and the University of Virginia. Timothy French allegedly conspired with a computer hacking group called NullCrew to breach servers at Bell Canada, taking 12,000 customer usernames and passwords and posting them online. Mr. French was also allegedly involved in the theft of emails, usernames and passwords from the University of Virginia and data broker Spokeo in April, according to a complaint filed in federal court in Chicago in early June and Twitter messages posted by the NullCrew account. The charges were unsealed last week. Mr. French is charged with conspiring to hack into a protected computer and cause damage. […]