Hackers charged with stealing over $100 million worth of US army and gaming technology

By Himanshu Arora · 7 replies
Oct 1, 2014
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  1. Four hackers have been charged with breaching the computer networks of major technology companies and the US Army, and stealing more than $100 million in intellectual property, the US Department of Justice revealed yesterday.

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  2. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +902

    So sophisticated that they got caught.

    All they missed charging with was treason =P
  3. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,736   +3,757

    $100,000,000.00 worth of IP? Pfft. Call me when they crack the half-billion mark.
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Maybe it's a good thing they got caught because most likely they'll be offered lucrative positions at these various tech companies (the US Army will make them generals immediately) after they've received their slap on the wrist.
  5. TheDreams

    TheDreams TS Addict Posts: 631   +68

    *next week starts their job at NSA.
  6. Radient

    Radient TS Rookie Posts: 43

    Lulz so much butthurt, secure you systems a 18 year old could break in did he start collage at 12 or did you morons just hire checkbox pentesters for your security.
  7. Radient

    Radient TS Rookie Posts: 43

    “These were extremely sophisticated hackers ... Don’t be fooled by their ages”, said assistant US attorney Ed McAndrew after a court hearing yesterday.

    "Kevin mitnick can lauch nukes if he whistles into a telephone" . Not insulting the guys that did this just the stupid responce.
  8. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    Not sure if you guys know how SQLi attacks are done, but it's essentially a copy/paste attack. This type of attack is so easy to patch (it comes down to input sanitation in webpages where data is inputted [think search bars on a website]), that it's ridiculous that the U.S. Army would be vulnerable to it in this day and age. I've seen firsthand how the government tries to treat these hackers; they take the approach of "we had great security, but these hackers were smart enough to get past it," although in this case and in most cases, the security was so lax it was practically nonexistent. A child can learn how to do an SQL injection attack, and a second-year college student studying Computer Science can learn how to secure an application from such an attack.

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