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.
After pleading guilty to charges of wire fraud, conspiracy and money laundering, Paul Devine is sentenced to one year in jail and fined $4.5 million.
The attorney for the celebrities claims the search giant did not "act expeditiously and responsibly to remove the images."
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.
Committing a common email blunder, the government agency accidentally reveals a list of potential bidders for Silk Road's seized bitcoins.