Network Security

Scammer of military site sentenced

Stealing data from military rosters posted on peer-to-peer (P2P) servers has led to a six-year sentence in federal prison for a California man, according to reports. Gathering personally identifiable information on 16,000 military members from an account belonging to the U.S. Army and Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES), Rene Quimby, 42, parlayed the data and used social engineering tactics to obtain further information from the site's support staff. He then used the credentials to order merchandise from an online store, which he then sold for profit. A judge also ordered him to pay $210,000 to the AAFES.

Get daily email updates

SC Media's daily must-read of the most current and pressing daily news

By clicking the Subscribe button below, you agree to SC Media Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.