Monday, December 28, 2009

Domain name theft made it on MaximumPC's Most Important Tech Event List at #99

New Jersey Resident First to Be Arrested for Domain Name Theft

On August 3, Daniel Goncalves, a 25-year-old computer technician, allegedly hacked an email account, stole login information, and falsified PayPal transaction records in an elaborate scheme to claim ownership of, a domain valued at $160,000.

This arrest marks the first for domain theft, which has been difficult to prosecute because of the technical and legal complexities of the domain registrar system. Unfortunately for Goncalves, the owner of was a former prosecutor for the Justice Department with a background in Internet payment processing.

See the entire list at - The Most Important Tech Products, Events, and People of 2009 (28dec09)

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