Subscribe to Breaking News emails

You have successfully subscribed to the Breaking News email.

Subscribe today to be the first to to know about breaking news and special reports.

Hackers Charged With Stealing Xbox Games, Army Technology

 / Updated 

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.

Four men have been charged with breaking into computer networks of technology companies and the U.S. Army and stealing more than $100 million worth of software and data, the Department of Justice announced. A fifth person was indicted in Australia by authorities there. The FBI and Department of Homeland Security contributed to the investigation, details of which were unsealed Tuesday. The group is alleged to have stolen valuable intellectual property over the last three years: proprietary training manuals for Apache helicopters from the Army, pre-release versions of the popular games "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" and "Gears of War 3," and a range of secret information from Microsoft's Xbox One gaming console and other gaming companies. Two of the alleged hackers — Sanadodeh Nesheiwat, 28, of Washington, New Jersey, and David Pokora, 22, of Mississauga, Ontario — have already pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit computer fraud and copyright infringement, authorities said. Also charged in the U.S. are Nathan Leroux, 20, of Bowie, Maryland, and Austin Alcala, 18, of McCordsville, Indiana.

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.

IN-DEPTH

SOCIAL

—Devin Coldewey

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.
MORE FROM news

Have feedback?

How likely are you to recommend nbcnews.com to a friend or colleague?

0 = Very unlikely
10 = Very likely
Please select answer

Is your feedback about:

Please select answer

Leave your email if you’d like us to respond. (Optional)

Please enter a valid email address

Thank you!

Your feedback has been sent out. Please enjoy more of our content.

We appreciate your help making nbcnews.com a better place.