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Report: Dwyane Wade sues computer hackers

Posted on: July 19, 2011 1:14 pm
Edited on: July 19, 2011 1:28 pm
Miami Heat All-Star guard Dwyane Wade has filed a lawsuit against computer hackers. Posted by Ben Golliverdwyane-wade-computer

Phone hacking, voicemail hacking, computer hacking. Unlawfully accessing another person's private communication has become the single story dominating headlines internationally.

The Dallas Business Journal reports that Miami Heat All-Star guard Dwyane Wade has found himself caught up with hackers too, and he's fighting back in court.
Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade claims in a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in Sherman that somebody is hacking into his personal email and social media accounts and stealing confidential business and personal information.
The hackers, who aren't named in the complaint, got into Wade's Yahoo! and Twitter accounts, according to the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

The hacking happened between Jan. 2007 and June 2011, and involved modifying account settings and changing account passwords, according to the suit. The hackers reviewed years worth of confidential and private information, including documents between Wade and his attorneys, communications between Wade and his ex-wife, business associates, advisers, family and friends, the complaint states. The hackers also sent sometimes vulgar and threatening emails purporting to be from Wade and used Wade's likeness to request private documents, the complaint says.
What a nightmare. A violation of privacy like this, especially one as allegedly malicious and widespread as what Wade dealt with, would be cause for frustration and anger for just about anyone.

Back in June, Wade recorded a video "Message for the Hackers" which was uploaded to YouTube by user BSORobertLittal11. In the video, Wade makes some light-hearted threats to the person who hacked his Twitter account, which has more than 1.4 million followers.

"I got a PSA announcement for my Twitter hacker," Wade said to the camera. "Hi, I'm Dwyane Wade. And this is me talking about you. Why are you hacking me? No pun intended, why are you hacking me? I must be interesting to you ... Yo, I'm going to get straight-faced on you right now. Really. Really. If I see you on the street this is how I'll be. Really. Really! You're going to hack my Twitter?"

"You don't know where I am," Wade continued. "Don't get these T-Mobile commercials confused. Straight-face. T-Mobile phone on my waist. In shape. You want to go night night! Keep hacking my stuff and you'll go night night. Go to sleep." 

The only question now is whether there will be any pie throwing at the trial.

Top photo via YouTube video.
Category: NBA

Since: Jun 15, 2011
Posted on: July 19, 2011 8:13 pm

Report: Dwyane Wade sues computer hackers

lol i remember seeing those random tweets. I wonder if any pictures were sent by gabrielle union and the hackers got a hold of them. lol

Since: Sep 15, 2007
Posted on: July 19, 2011 8:11 pm

Report: Dwyane Wade sues computer hackers

AES, you obviously have no sense of humour. He was being witty and sarcastic.

Lighten up

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: July 19, 2011 3:19 pm

Report: Dwyane Wade sues computer hackers

Why is Wade talking to the hackers like an old woman would talk to a baby? Go night night? Is that what Riley says when the big two and a half are getting their diapers changed? Or is Wade threatening to do to the hackers what the Mavericks did to Wade? Night night. Straight face. Really.

Since: Nov 12, 2008
Posted on: July 19, 2011 2:17 pm

Report: Dwyane Wade sues computer hackers

While I hate hackers and computer scam artists as the next guy and people breaking into business and personal accounts ought to be put into the slammer, Wade ought to worry about getting Bosh and LeBum on the same page that way they don't get embarassed by some older team like the Mavericks again next year. Nothing against the Mavs but the Greatest show on the Court and the Three headed Monster didn't do much of anything in the Finals. LeBron did another one of his dissappearing acts and between him and DWade doing the coughing act prior to one of the games, they did nothing else.

Maybe next year Wade and LeBum can figure out that it counts on the court rather than being talked up in the electronic and paper media.

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