Four hackers have been accused of stealing intellectual property of the US military and games developers, amounting to a value of more than $100 million.
The software included US Army tools used to train Apache helicopter pilots and intellectual property belonging to developers such as Epic Games, Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games.
The four hackers – Nathan Leroux, Sanadodeh Nesheiwat, David Pokora and Austin Alcala – each face charges for conspiracy to commit computer fraud, copyright infringement, wire fraud, mail fraud, identity theft and theft of trade secrets. They reportedly managed to hack into the organisations’ systems by stealing usernames and passwords from employees so they could break in using an SQL flaw.
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