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Michael Urban 5 - He hoped that Maserati would give him as...

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Michael Urban BITM 2701-LS Professor Shim 11/26/08 Reading 5 Bruce Mengler, a computer hacker from Solana Beach, California, has been charged with extortion and illegally accessing a protected Computer. Mengler used a program to gain access to the names and addresses of many people who owned Maserati’s. He then threatened to publicly announce the names and addresses to the media unless a significant amount of money was given to him.
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Unformatted text preview: He hoped that Maserati would give him as much as he wanted to keep his mouth shut because if word got out that Maserati had a security breach, people would be less likely to buy their automobiles. This all could have been avoided if Maserati’s website had better security and more security checks in place....
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