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Cops cuff alleged email hackers in GLOBAL bust
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2014 06:25:44 +0000 (UTC)
By Phil Muncaster
28th January 2014
The FBI is claiming a major success after co-ordinating the arrest of
alleged email hackers-for-hire in the US, Romania, India and China.
Those behind bars are alleged to have been responsible for compromising
nearly 9,000 email accounts between them in cases dating back to 2011.
The Feds said they cuffed Mark Anthony Townsend, 45, of Cedarville,
Arkansas; and Joshua Alan Tabor, 29, of Prairie Grove, Arkansas last week.
The two ran the needapassword.com site, where they would allegedly obtain
the passwords to email accounts provided by customers, with nearly 6,000
accounts affected, according to the FBI.
Three others were arrested for hiring hackers, including John Ross
Jesensky, 30, of Northridge, California, who allegedly paid $21,675 to a
Chinese site to get e-mail passwords.
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