[ISN] Hackers charged with stealing over $100m in US army and Xbox technology

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/30/four-hackers-charged-stealing-xbox-army-technology By Nicky Woolf theguardian.com 30 September 2014 Four men have been charged with breaking into the computer systems of Microsoft, the US army and leading games manufacturers, as part of an alleged international hacking ring that netted more than $100m in intellectual property, the US Department of Justice said on Tuesday. The four, aged between 18 and 28, are alleged to have stolen Xbox technology, Apache helicopter training software and pre-release copies of games such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, according to an indictment dating from April that was unsealed on Tuesday. Two of the hackers pleaded guilty earlier in the day, the DoJ said. “These were extremely sophisticated hackers … Don’t be fooled by their ages,” assistant US attorney Ed McAndrew said after a court hearing on Tuesday. […]




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