reports that the U.S. has charged Wisconsin teen Joseph Garrison for his involvement in the November hack of online sports betting platform DraftKings
, which resulted in the theft of nearly $600,000 from almost 1,600 accounts.
Investigation of Garrison's seized computer and cellphone revealed the presence of credential stuffing programs, instructions on leveraging user credentials for fund exfiltration, and conversations Garrison had with his co-conspirators, according to the criminal complaint. Garrison could be imprisoned for up to 20 years for charges including conspiracy to commit computer intrusions, unauthorized access to a protected computer, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft.
"The safety and security of our customers' personal and payment information is of paramount importance to DraftKings. We worked with law enforcement in catching the alleged bad actor(s), and we want to thank the Department of Justice, including the FBI and U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York, for their prompt and effective action," said DraftKings in a statement.