June 7th, 2004 06:21 PM
Wardriver pleads guilty in Lowes WiFi hacks
In a rare wireless hacking conviction, a Michigan man entered a guilty plea Friday in federal court in Charlotte, North Carolina for his role in a scheme to steal credit card numbers from the Lowe's chain of home improvement stores by taking advantage of an unsecured wi-fi network at a store in suburban Detroit.
At some point, Lowe's network administrators and security personnel detected and began monitoring the intrusions, and called in the FBI. In November, a Bureau surveillance team staked out the Southfield Lowe's parking lot, and spotted a white Grand Prix with suspicious antennas and two young men sitting inside, one of them typing on a laptop from the passenger seat, according to court documents.
That's Officer 11001001 to you...
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June 7th, 2004 06:38 PM
Heh heh heh, they are using 'hacker' in two different contexts, with two different meanings.
Botbyl and Timmins, known online as "noweb4u" and "itszer0" respectively, are part of the Michigan 2600 hacker scene
-- an informal collection of technology aficionados.
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