Wireless Network Fraud: Two Seattle Men Indicted On Hacking, Credit Card Theft


SC Magazine, an IT trade publication, says two Seattle men were recently charged in a 10-count federal indictment for breaking into more than a dozen business networks to steal credit card numbers used to purchase tens of thousands of dollars in equipment and luxury goods. A U.S. Attorney on the case says the pair “combined ‘old school’ methods, such as burglary, with high-tech methods, such as using unprotected wireless networks, to hide their identities, while draining bank accounts and committing fraud.”

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.