Ross Ulbricht, who allegedly went by "Dread Pirate Roberts" and operated the black market drug site, is charged with hacking, money laundering, narcotics trafficking, and operating a criminal enterprise.
Pump-mounted devices used Bluetooth chips that allowed the thieves to retrieve the data without having to physically connect to the devices, prosecutors allege.
HTC's ex-lead designer has been indicted for leaking company secrets, as well as taking kickbacks from suppliers.
The employees also allegedly received $1.1 million from kickbacks and phony expense reports, say reports from The Wall Street Journal and The Taipei Times.
Attacks were allegedly part of an anti-copyright campaign called "Operation Payback," which was in retaliation for the 2010 shutdown of The Pirate Bay.
Ross Ulbricht, a San Francisco resident who goes by the online moniker "Dread Pirate Roberts," was indicted Wednesday for allegedly operating the drug Web site Silk Road after federal authorities shut it down.
50,000 bitcoins, worth about $20 million, were seized from digital wallets on computers belonging to Ross Ulbricht, the online drug market's alleged mastermind.
A man wanted by police in connection with murder since 2003 is allegedly spotted by an officer on the Facebook pages of his family members and associates. None of his neighbors say they knew about his past.
StealthGenie intercepted communications to and from mobile phones and was undetectable by most users. It was targeted at people who suspected their spouses or significant others of cheating on them.
Years after the Los Angeles Times Web site was supposedly defaced by Anonymous, the U.S. government goes after a former employee who allegedly gave hackers the company's login and password.