Australian Man Charged With Hacking Unnamed U.S. Video Game Company

A Queensland, Australia man accused of allegedly infiltrating and comprising an unnamed video game company's computer network located in the United States has been charged after a joint investigation between local police and the FBI, according to the Brisbane Times.

Authorities claim that an unnamed 21-year-old man illegally accessed the network's databases and files, hacked the company's Twitter account, and used it to post "confidential information and screenshots." He is also being charged for allegedly setting up a pay service that allowed others to search the company's database. The unnamed man was picked up yesterday and files from an encrypted storage device were seized.

"We would like to acknowledge the assistance of the FBI and the US-based gaming company for their assistance in bringing this investigation to a successful close," Detective Superintendent Brian Hay from Queensland Police's fraud and cyber crime group told the Brisbane Times.

For privacy reasons police said they couldn't release the name of the video game company hacked or the man accused of hacking them.

The man has been formally charged with computer hacking and misuse, fraud, and property offense which occurred between July 14 – 26 in 2013. The unidentified man will appear in Maryborough Magistrates Court on April 8.

Source: Brisbane Times

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