FBI finally arrests group of former Xbox hackers

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It appears the FBI has been operating a long running case against a group of hackers specializing in companies involved with the Xbox gaming platform. The series of indictments against the three men lead us to believe that their criminal ventures dealt primarily with Microsoft and their top tier game development partners. At this time it appears there are still two unknown perpetrators within the group still at large, the FBI held off at least eight months before serving the current trios arrest warrants for reasons still unknown. It may have been due to "Person A", as described in the documents as an informant, has been actively colluding with federal authorities in efforts to glean even more information from the group.



The FBI has served arrest warrants on Sanadodeh Nesheiwat(left) and Nathan Leroux(right) involving 15 felony charges ranging from computer hacking to stealing trade secrets; a third perpetrator known as David Pokora is still MIA.


Full List of charges against the accused:

  • One count of Conspiracy
  • One count of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud
  • Four counts of Wire Fraud
  • One count of Conspiracy to Commit Theft of Trade Secrets
  • Three counts of Unauthorized Computer Access
  • Two counts of Criminal Copyright Infringement
  • One count of Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud
  • One count of Attempted Mail Fraud
  • One count of Conspiracy to Commit Identity Theft
  • One count of Aggravated Identity Theft


The two unknown parties according to the FBI are a man from North Carolina and a Australian teenager we believe to be SuperDAE who we previously reported on here. The indictment document can be viewed here via "The Smoking Gun" who first broke the story.

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DanimalsPosted:

Those people look scary especially the guy with long hair

TSNYCPosted:

They don't help the whole hacker stereotype now do they :)

Glad to see they have been caught though

VanDykeBrownPosted:

Ephemera
itomni
TrueHardcoreGamer hahahaha & XBOX fan Boys say Xbox NEVER gets HACKED ooo plzthats full crap here proof.


No, this was microsoft getting info stolen. PSN got hacked and when off line for 3 months and some people lost there credit card. plus in there it says nothing about Xbox it says Microsoft if it affected Xbox it would have been in the xbox news.


It's impossible to "lose" your credit card on the internet. Why are you assuming it was only a credit card? What about debit cards? Do you even understand the meaning of the word hacker? Hacker: a microcomputer user who attempts to gain unauthorized access to proprietary computer systems. That's exactly what they did to Microsoft.

Here is your average person trying to be smart on a website.
Not even sure your definition is correct, and at the end? That is exactly what he said.
And that debit card part? They are practically the same thing except one is tied to a checking account and the other sends you a bill, either way you are losing money.
Gag me with a spoon people these days...

XboxPosted:

im just glad to see the hackers out of the community.

AR15Posted:

Whats funny about this whole thing is, they all look like the kind of people that Hollywood would show on screen for the hacker/gamer type of person. Lol

Good that their crimes caught up to them as well.

TryHardForLifePosted:

ShadowBoltDashie
AWM I can't imagine them doing good in Prison..


Definitely not going to be doing good in there at all, they got arrested for hacking and such while there are people in prison for murder, armed robbery, ect, so that might not sit too well with the other prisoners. Best bet for them would to keep to themselves as much as they can.


No they will be put in a different prison then those fellow people. They are classifed on the chrimes lol

TaigaAisakaPosted:

Ephemera
itomni
TrueHardcoreGamer hahahaha & XBOX fan Boys say Xbox NEVER gets HACKED ooo plzthats full crap here proof.


No, this was microsoft getting info stolen. PSN got hacked and when off line for 3 months and some people lost there credit card. plus in there it says nothing about Xbox it says Microsoft if it affected Xbox it would have been in the xbox news.


It's impossible to "lose" your credit card on the internet. Why are you assuming it was only a credit card? What about debit cards? Do you even understand the meaning of the word hacker? Hacker: a microcomputer user who attempts to gain unauthorized access to proprietary computer systems. That's exactly what they did to Microsoft.


No, it's very possible to lose it. Someone gets the info they need for it, and you do "lose" it. Yes you have your card, yes you can cancel it, but then again you still lost it as you have to replace it.

TaigaAisakaPosted:

AWM I can't imagine them doing good in Prison..


Definitely not going to be doing good in there at all, they got arrested for hacking and such while there are people in prison for murder, armed robbery, ect, so that might not sit too well with the other prisoners. Best bet for them would to keep to themselves as much as they can.

OriginalGamertagPosted:

they remind me of the average kids down at the skatepark, they don't look that clever to hack microsoft either /:)

AsicsPosted:

I can't imagine them doing good in Prison..


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