Oilpro.Com Founder Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Hacking Into Competitor’s Computer System
Defendant Stole Resume Information From Over 700,000 Customer Accounts Stored on a Competitor’s Database and Attempted to Sell Oilpro.com to the Same Company Whose Database He Had Hacked
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Diego Rodriguez, Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced today that DAVID W. KENT, the founder of professional networking website Oilpro.com (“Oilpro”), was arrested for charges relating to computer hacking and wire fraud. The charges stem from KENT’s alleged role in repeatedly hacking into a competitor’s database to steal customer information and attempting to sell Oilpro to the same company whose database KENT had hacked. KENT was arrested by FBI agents in Spring, Texas, this morning and will be presented before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dena Palermo in Houston this afternoon.