A Long Island teenager has been arrested, accused of stealing students’ information and putting it online.
A hacking group called the Syrian Electronic Army has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Indictments were announced Thursday in Newark, where U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman called the case the largest hacking and data breach scheme ever prosecuted in the United States.
A Long Island programmer and systems manager is charged with hacking into his former employer’s computer system and causing more than $90,000 in damage.
State lawmakers adopted a law in 2005 to replace machines with a kind that would print out voters’ choices, so the voters could verify their selections and there would be a backup in case of a recount. But the requirement was suspended in 2009.
The hacker-activist group Anonymous said Saturday that it had hijacked the Web site of the U.S. Sentencing Commission so as to avenge the death of Aaron Swartz, the Internet activist who committed suicide in his Brooklyn home.
The mayor and his son’s court appearance was not without drama. An ambulance was called when his ex-wife passed out in the courtroom, and then got up saying “that’s my son.”
Hackers associated with the group have claimed to be responsible for a variety of cyber attacks on big companies, law enforcement and government agencies.