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Man Accused of Hacking Data & BlackMailing Maserati

According to officials, a man from Solana Beach was accused in a federal court on September 21, 2008 after he was arrested for computer hacking and extortion.

Bruce Mengler, 60, was detained on September 18, 2008 following a warrant for his detention. According to the authorities, Mengler deliberately caused destruction to a protected PC of Maserati North America and then extorted the organization in early 2008.

Court documents presented by prosecutors in connection of the incident indicate that Mengler accessed data of Maserati North America customers in March 2008 by employing automated software to guess PINs that the organization issued to its customers for accessing a promotional Website. Once Mengler successfully got a PIN, prosecutors say, he would exploit it for loggi...

» SPAMfighter News - 9/29/2008

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