Oct 09, 2019 1:42 PM

Tech firm CEO accused of hacking into competitor's account

Posted Oct 09, 2019 1:42 PM

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Nebraska have accused the CEO of two companies of hacking into a computer account of a business competitor.


U.S. District Court records say 28-year-old Jonathan Manzi has pleaded not guilty to four counts of unlawful intrusion. The records say that on July 1, 2017, and again July 2, 2017, Manzi accessed an individual's email account and a Dropbox account for Wepa Inc., a competitor, both for the purpose of commercial advantage and private financial gain.


The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Manzi is the CEO for Ink Labs Inc., which makes printing kiosks primarily used at universities, and at Beyond Protocol, a tech company. Wepa took over cloud-based printing services at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln last year after a contract with Ink Labs was not renewed.

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Woman accused of stealing more than $100K from agency

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A woman has been accused of stealing more than $100,000 while working for a Beatrice insurance agency.


Gage County Court records say 44-year-old Nicole Nelson is charged with felony theft. Her attorney didn't immediately return a call Wednesday from The Associated Press.


The Beatrice Daily Sun reports that court documents say Nelson had been receiving payroll advance checks from Penner Insurance Agency and not paying them back. Nelson acknowledged to an investigator that she made false entries in the books to cover the advances.


The investigation eventually found discrepancies in the company books of more than $112,000 from January 2012 into this year.


Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 5.