NBA star Dwayne Wade is headed to Texas – no, he’s not going to apologise sheepishly to Maverick’s star Dirk Nowitzki. He’s travelling to the Lone Star State to testify in a hacking case.
For the last five years, Wade has been under attack from hackers that live in Texas. These unidentified perps reportedly broke into his email account and stole both business and personal information they found inside.
It sounds like they had a lot of fun. The hackers changed his passwords, intercepted emails, and even impersonated Wade online. The fake Dwayne Wade was so convincing some acquaintances revealed personal and confidential information about themselves to these impersonators.
Part of the motivation for this prolonged attack may be related to Wade’s behaviour on the basketball court. Wade and his Miami Heat beat the Dallas Mavericks in 2006, some would say unfairly, and a bitter rivalry between the two teams began. Sports are taken seriously by Texans and it’s possible that this hacking may be the 21st century form of booing your opponent off the court. [Computer World]