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Cops cuff alleged email hackers in GLOBAL bust
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Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2014 06:25:44 +0000 (UTC)


By Phil Muncaster
The Register
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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