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Head Of Internet Security Company Accused Of Hacking Military Networks

Brett Edward O’Keefe was indicted on charges of shating military files with the news media to generate publicity for his company. The head of an Internet security company that claimed to have found dangerous loopholes in U.S. military computers has been indicted on charges of hacking government networks for financial gain. Brett Edward O’Keefe, 36, was arrested and indicted Monday on six counts of conspiracy to access military, government and private computers, said U.S. Attorney Carol Lam. O’Keefe was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in federal court. The indictment accuses O’Keefe of sharing military files with news media to generate favorable publicity for his San Diego company, ForensicTec Solutions Inc. O’Keefe allegedly had unauthorized possession of files from NASA, the Army, the Navy, the Department of Energy, and the National Institutes of Health. The indictment identifies O’Keefe as president of ForensicTec. There was no phone listing in San Diego for the company or for Brett O’Keefe. Full Story

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