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4 California men charged with hacking into Ticketmaster and other sites March 1, 2010

Posted by tsclaw2209 in News.

Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say four California men,Kenneth Lowson, Kristofer Kirsch, Faisal Nahdi and Joel Stevenson,  fraudulently obtained more than a million tickets to concerts and sporting events by hacking into Ticketmaster.com and other Web sites.  The men are charged with multiple wire fraud counts and gaining unauthorized access to computer systems.  The Government alleges that their company, Wiseguy Tickets, allegedly devised computer programs that impersonated individual ticket buyers to bombard ticket Web sites.   The programs were able to bypass safeguards which are meant to restrict the number of tickets each customer can buy.  They then allegedly resold the ticket making more than $25 million.

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