DA charges 17-year-old with AOL hack

According to an IDG article, AOL systems have allegedly been hacked and infected by a 17-year-old.The District Attorney's office has charged a 17-year-old boy with computer tampering, computer trespass, and criminal possession of computer material.

According to an IDG article, AOL systems have allegedly been hacked and infected by a 17-year-old.

The District Attorney's office has charged a 17-year-old boy with computer tampering, computer trespass, and criminal possession of computer material.

Mike Nieves has been charged with:

Accessing systems containing customer billing records, addresses, and credit card information;

Infecting machines at an AOL customer support call center in New Delhi, India, with a program to funnel information back to his PC;

Logging in without permission into 49 AIM instant message accounts of AOL customer support employees;

Attempting to break into an AOL customer support system containing sensitive customer information;

Engaging in a phishing attack against AOL staffers through which he gained access to more than 60 accounts from AOL employees and subcontractors.

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