1/7/2006

eBay Hacker Indicted in Massachusetts

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 6:50 am

A 20-year-old Massachusetts man has been charged with hacking into dozens of customer accounts at online auctioneer eBay Inc. and racking up $32,000 in charges.

Sean Galvez of Boston was indicted on one count of larceny and 10 counts of unauthorized access to a computer and identity fraud committed during 2003.

He is believed to have illegally accessed and taken over more than 40 eBay accounts, then used them to buy gift certificates for eBay’s Half.com, according to a statement from Massachusetts Attorney General Tom Reilly.

Source: eWeek

 

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