Attacks/Breaches

6/6/2018
12:15 PM
Dark Reading
Dark Reading
Products and Releases
50%
50%

Hacker Known As 'Vigilance' Charged for Cyberattacks On Minnesota State Government Databases

United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker today announced a five-count indictment charging CAMERON THOMAS CROWLEY, a/k/a “Vigilance,” 19, with intentional access to a protected computer, intentional damage to a protected computer, and aggravated identity theft. CROWLEY made his initial appearance earlier this afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Becky R. Thorson in Saint Paul, Minnesota. CROWLEY will remain in federal custody pending his detention hearing.

According to the indictment, between May 28, 2017 and June 17, 2017, CROWLEY intentionally gained unauthorized access to protected computer servers owned by the State of Minnesota and other entities. CROWLEY also caused the transmission of programs, code, and commands to the protected computer servers, causing damages and a loss to the State of Minnesota of more than $5,000. The indictment also charges CROWLEY with one count of aggravated identity theft.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Katharine T. Buzicky is prosecuting the case.

Defendant Information:                                                                                                                     

CAMERON THOMAS CROWLEY, a/k/a “Vigilance,” 19

Lino Lakes, Minn.

Charges:

  • Intentional access to a protected computer, 3 counts
  • Intentional damage to a protected computer, 1 count
  • Aggravated identity theft, 1 count

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
6 Ways Greed Has a Negative Effect on Cybersecurity
Joshua Goldfarb, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, IDRRA ,  6/11/2018
Weaponizing IPv6 to Bypass IPv4 Security
John Anderson, Principal Security Consultant, Trustwave Spiderlabs,  6/12/2018
'Shift Left' & the Connected Car
Rohit Sethi, COO of Security Compass,  6/12/2018
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2018-12522
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-18
An issue was discovered in perfSONAR Monitoring and Debugging Dashboard (MaDDash) 2.0.2. A direct request to /style/ provides a directory listing.
CVE-2018-12523
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-18
An issue was discovered in perfSONAR Monitoring and Debugging Dashboard (MaDDash) 2.0.2. A direct request to /etc/ provides a directory listing.
CVE-2018-12524
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-18
An issue was discovered in perfSONAR Monitoring and Debugging Dashboard (MaDDash) 2.0.2. A direct request to /lib/ provides a directory listing.
CVE-2018-12525
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-18
An issue was discovered in perfSONAR Monitoring and Debugging Dashboard (MaDDash) 2.0.2. A direct request to /images/ provides a directory listing.
CVE-2018-12026
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-17
During the spawning of a malicious Passenger-managed application, SpawningKit in Phusion Passenger 5.3.x before 5.3.2 allows such applications to replace key files or directories in the spawning communication directory with symlinks. This then could result in arbitrary reads and writes, which in tur...