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Man Charged With Hacking Into GM Database

Monty Solomon (
Tue, 14 Mar 2006 17:03:23 -0500

Man Charged With Hacking Into GM Database

By TOM KRISHER Associated Press Writer

DETROIT (AP) -- A former security guard at General Motors Corp.'s
Warren technical center is accused of taking employee Social Security
numbers and using them to hack into the company's employee vehicle

James S. Green II, 35, of Washington Township, found out what company
cars the employees drove and sent them bogus e-mails asking them their
thoughts on the vehicles, Macomb County sheriff's Capt. Anthony
Wickersham said Tuesday.

Green was arraigned Monday on eight counts of obtaining, possessing or
transferring personal identity information, one count of using a
computer to commit a crime and one count of stalking that was
unrelated to the GM cases. He was released after posting 10 percent of
a $50,000 bond.

Wickersham said Green obtained the Social Security numbers of about
100 GM employees from the Detroit area and sent them e-mails posing as
a representative of GM's company vehicle evaluation program.


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