In a recent news, four people have been charged for stealing the military helicopter training software. The four members of alleged hacking group are being pressed with charges for breaking the law and stealing the software that military uses to train its personnel. The members broke into the US Army and several other Tech Companies to steal the software and different related packages.
According to the reports, four hackers broke into the computer networks of Microsoft, US Army and several other tech companies to steal the software and technical specifications of the Xbox One that wasn’t launched at that time. The hackers also stole the unreleased game titles, “Gears of War 3,” “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” and many more.
The attack was carried out in between 2011 and the year 2014. Members of the alleged hacking group used SQL injection vulnerability to steal the username and passwords of employees, and then use them to login and steal the data.
The four men charged are Nathan Leroux, 20, of Bowie, Maryland; Sanadodeh Nesheiwat, 28, of Washington, New Jersey; David Pokora, 22, of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; and Austin Alcala, 18, of McCordsville, Indiana. The four were charged in an 18-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware in April. The court unsealed the indictments on Tuesday.
The value for the stolen property has been estimated in between $100 million and $200 million. However, according to the DOJ, it has seized more than $620,000 in cash and other belongings related to illegal conduct.
“Electronic breaking and entering of computer networks and the digital looting of identities and intellectual property have become much too common,” U.S. Attorney Charles Oberly of the District of Delaware said in a statement. “These are not harmless crimes, and those who commit them should not believe they are safely beyond our reach.”