Mounties lay charges after teenager allegedly hacks Bell, posts info on Net

Mounties lay charges after teenager allegedly hacks Bell, posts info on Net

By The Canadian Press | The Canadian Press 6 hours ago

OTTAWA - The Mounties have charged a Quebec youth after the user names, passwords and credit-card information from some of Bell Canada's small-business customers were posted online.
The RCMP say they started investigating after one of Bell's third-party IT suppliers was cyber-hacked.
As a result of the hacking, investigators say, 22,421 user names and passwords and five valid credit-card numbers were displayed for anyone to see on the Internet.
The youth, who cannot be identified because of his age, was arrested at a Bagotville, Que., residence early Friday and charged with one count of unauthorized use of a computer and two counts of mischief in relation to data.
Police said he is believed to be a member of a hacktivist group NullCrew, alleged to be responsible for hacking into computers of businesses, schools and government agencies.
The youth is scheduled to appear in Ottawa court Aug. 19.
Investigators had help with their investigation from south of the border, said Supt. Dean Buzza, the officer in charge of the RCMP's specialized operational services.
"Co-operation with our FBI counterparts permitted us to pursue this investigation, which ultimately led to identifying a Canadian suspect," said Buzza.
"This demonstrates yet again the importance of law enforcement working together to fight cybercrime."
The allegations against the youth have not been proven in court. (external - login to view)
LOL.. now the NSA will hire this kid..
Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

LOL.. now the NSA will hire this kid..

I seem to remember that Mafia Boy eventually got a really good gig. After time served, lol.
He'll get a little slap on the wrist, being as we can't even know what his name is. Which is especially galling considering how he made so many other people's information public. We should be allowed to know what this dipwad's name is.
he discriminated against rogers by not hacking them.


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