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[ISN] Ex-Exel president found guilty of hacking former employers
By Iain Thomson in San Francisco
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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