One Texas based hacker has stolen about $274,000 through internet from Digital River, Eden Prairie-based e-commerce Giant. 35 year old Jeremey Parker of Houston, hacker has been charged with allegations of Computer Fraud and Wire Fraud.
From Dec 2008 to Oct 2009, Parker hacked wire transfer payment system of SWReg Inc., Digital River subsidiary and transferred about $ 270,000 into his personal account. SWREG is a separate online portal of Digital River that allows to design e-commerce applications on the platform provided by Digital River. This type of cyber crime is punishable of minimum 10 years of imprisonment.
About Digital River:Digital River is a large provider of e-commerce solutions, whose clients include big names like Microsoft, EA Games, Canon, Logitech, Autodesk, THQ, CAPCOM, NETGEAR and even antivirus vendors like Kaspersky Lab and Trend Micro.
Before six months back also, 19 year old Eric Porat, staying in New York has hacked confidential employee database of 200,000 people from Digital River. After this cyber crime, He successfully sold this information to Online Marketing firm, DR’s competitor Media Breakway, Colorado based company. Eric tried to access the password protected server of Digital river and tracked employee database which includes, names, emails addresses, websites and UIDs. This was a very serious security threat to digital river, but not taken care of.
If Digital River could not keep proper security Protection in their Company, they will have to deal with such issue continuously.
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