[ISN] Ex-Exel president found guilty of hacking former employers

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2013 01:43:47 -0600 (CST)

By Iain Thomson in San Francisco
The Register
5th March 2013

The former president of transportation logistics firm Exel has been found 
guilty of hacking into the servers of his former employer to glean secrets for 
his new business.

A federal jury found Michael Musacchio, 61, guilty of one felony count of 
conspiracy to make unauthorized access to a protected computer (hacking) and 
two substantive felony counts of hacking. His two accomplices, Joseph Roy Brown 
and John Michael Kelly, have already pleaded guilty and the trio will be 
sentenced in June.

"Trial testimony and exhibits established that between 2004 and 2006, 
Musacchio, Brown, and Kelly engaged in a scheme to hack into Exel's computer 
system for the purpose of conducting corporate espionage," the FBI said in a 

"Through their repeated unauthorized accesses into Exel's e-mail accounts, the 
co-conspirators were able to obtain Exel's confidential and proprietary 
business information and use it to benefit themselves and their new employer."


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