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Teen Cops To $100M IP Theft In Hack Of Microsoft, Others

Law360, Washington (April 2, 2015, 8:10 PM EDT) -- A fourth member of an international hacking collective charged with stealing more than $100 million in intellectual property and other proprietary business data from Microsoft Corp., Valve Corp. and other gaming companies has pled guilty, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday.

Prosecutors charged 19-year-old Austin Alcala of Indiana in April with conspiracy to commit computer intrusions and criminal copyright infringement for his alleged role in the cybertheft of software and data related to Microsoft's Xbox One gaming console and Xbox Live online gaming system, as...
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