Hacker Charged With Compromising DraftKings Accounts

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A man has been charged with hacking 60,000 DraftKings player accounts by US attorneys in the Southern District Court of New York this week.

Joseph Garrison is alleged to have hacked the accounts last November by using a "credential stuffing attack", wherein stolen credentials are input into the site's login menu. By doing so, he was able to access 60,000 accounts, which where then sold to buyers on illegal websites. The result of the hack saw 1,600 compromised attacks having $600,000 stolen from them.

The FBI was able to track down Garrison, and a search warrant revealed credential stuffing software that was used in the crime. After the investigation, a warrant was issued for Garrison's arrest.

He has been charged with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion, two counts of computer fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft.

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19 May 2023 - 5:51pm
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Good. I hope he gets some time in the pokie for it.

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21 May 2023 - 4:28am
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Thanks for this post, just goes to show how easy it is for some people to gain access to players personal info . I dont think Draft Kings are at fault as it could happen anywhere.
But I could be wrong of course. Looking forward to learning more about this.

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21 May 2023 - 10:34am
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I remember reading about this when it happened. That is quite serious offence. Will keep an eye out on future updates.

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23 May 2023 - 1:02pm
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Yeah for sure, blck. Quite serious, but thank god for the regulated market, which dictates that the players be compensated for their stolen funds.

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