Joshua Samuel Aaron (born January 8, 1984 in Maryland) was wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Secret Service for his alleged involvement in a scheme to hack American companies to acquire customer contact info. (everipedia.org)
[Joshua Aaron] was wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Secret Service for his alleged involvement in a scheme to hack American companies to acquire customer contact info. He used the alias “Mike Shields” (including false identification and a Social Security number belonging to another person) to communicate with brokerage companies and co-conspirators. The plan, arranged from 2007-2015, utilized the individual data of Americans to control the volume and price of stocks. This led to leading email campaigns and prearranged stock trades. Aaron allegedly acted as the front-man.
Two Israelis charged in a massive hacking and identity theft case will be extradited to the US to stand trial, Israel Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said Thursday. Gary Shalon, 31, and Ziv Orenstein, 40, were indicted Tuesday along with Joshua Samuel Aaron, 31, an American Jew, over what has been called the largest theft of customer data from US financial institutions in history.
Quote from the article: "At this time last year, Joshua Samuel Aaron was believed to be hiding in Moscow -- the last remaining member of a three-person team of criminal hackers who had evaded arrest. On Wednesday, federal agents arrested him at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City."
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