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ChannelWeb Law and Order: 10 Recent (Alleged) Tech-Related Crimes
Andrew R. Hickey
Technology crimes have become somewhat commonplace, with hackers digging into to networks to glean information; phishers trying to steal financial details and spammers overloading inboxes worldwide with enough junk to choke an elephant. But not all technology crimes involve the technology itself. Sometimes, high profile executives for technology companies get brought up on fraud charges or, in one recent case, a San Francisco network admin gets taken down after allegedly rigging the network to keep all others out.
Here we've rounded up a handful of some more recent criminals, or alleged criminals, that are all linked by one common thread: Somewhere, technology comes into play. Whether it's where they work or the tools they used to commit their acts, the tech industry is one shady area.