Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Feds Find, Arrest Fugitive Hacker On The Run in Mexico

Sharon Gaudin writes on ComputerWorld:

A Miami man, on the run for more than two years after being arrested and charged with stealing and reselling VoIP services, has been caught in Mexico.

Edwin Pena was arrested in June of 2006 on computer and wire fraud charges. The government charges that from November 2004 to May 2006 Pena and a cohort hacked into the computer networks of VoIP service providers and routed calls of Pena's customers' through them.

According to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, Pena and co-conspirator Robert Moore of Spokane, Wash., sold more than 10 million minutes of VoIP service stolen from 15 telecommunications providers.

Pena, who is charged with one count of computer fraud and one count of wire fraud, faces a maximum of 25 years in prison.

More here.


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