|[March 31, 2008]
AMX Executive Arrested for Email System Breach
BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. --(Business Wire)-- David A. Goldenberg, Vice President of AMX Corporation, a subsidiary of Duchossois Industries, was arrested Friday on three charges related to illegally hacking into the private computer network of the Northeast Regional Sales office/Sapphire Marketing of Crestron Electronics Inc., following an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, Computer Crimes unit. Goldenberg was charged with Unlawful Access of a Computer System/Network, Unlawful Access of Computer Data/Theft of Data, and Conducting an Illegal Wiretap.
Through the efforts of the Bergen County Prosecutor's office, they uncovered Goldenberg had infiltrated the Northeast Regional Sales office computer network, intercepting all private and classified communications that included sales proposals, pricing, customer lists, sales data, and confidential employee information and schedules.
"This is a very serious and damaging matter," said Randy Klein, Executive Vice President of Crestron Electronics. "While this may appear only as a criminal act of one of its Vice Presidents, AMX, the company, is clearly the beneficiary of this unlawfully acquired information. We are in the process of reviewing the impact it has on us, but it certainly has serious consequences on our past, present and future business."
More information can be found posted on the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office press release website: http://www.bcpo.net/bcpo/blog/index.php.
For nearly 40 years Crestron has been the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Providing integrated, networked solutions to control audio, video, computer, and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology in corporate boardrooms, conference rooms, classrooms, auditoriums and homes. Crestron software monitors, manages and controls every device and every room throughout the facility, across the campus and around the world.
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