Correction: In an earlier version of this blog entry I said the wardriving gang were charged in May 2005. In fact it was August 2008. Thanks to eagle-eyed blog reader Warwick for spotting my mistake.
Was it worth the risk? That’s the question a computer hacker from Ukraine has plenty of time to ponder today, as a Turkish court slammed him with a 30 year prison sentence.
Maksym Yastremskiy, also known as “Maksik”, sold hundreds of thousands of credit card numbers and other personal information, and was one of the gang charged in August 2008 with stealing customer information from a number of companies in a major “war-driving” wi-fi attack.
Companies who had their data compromised included OfficeMax, Barnes & Noble, Boston Market, Sports Authority, Forever 21, DSW, BJ’s Wholesale Club and TJX, which operates retail stores T.J. Maxx (known as…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.