Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

News

Shaquille O'Neal Sued For Computer Hacking

Basketball star alleged to have planted child pornography on former assistant's PC.



A Florida man who worked as a personal assistant to Shaquille O'Neal claims the NBA superstar tried to frame him by planting child pornography on his computer after a falling out.

In papers filed in Florida state court in Miami, Shawn Darling claims O'Neal hacked his computer as part of a revenge plot after Darling exposed affairs O'Neal was supposedly having with several women, including rapper Alexis Miller, who goes by the stage name MaryJane, and model Dominica Westling.

Darling is suing O'Neal, who last month signed a $3 million deal to play for the Boston Celtics, for making "repeated attempts to frame Darling of amongst other things possession of child pornography," Darling states in court papers.

Darling also claims O'Neal, who has played previously for the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, and Cleveland Cavaliers, caused him emotional distress.

"By sending e-mails and by making phone calls to his agents and others, O'Neal engaged in a scheme to place Darling in grave danger and to deprive him of property," Darling states.

"O'Neal knowingly obtained or used, or endeavored to obtain or to use, the property of Darling with the intent to, either temporarily or permanently deprive Darling of a right to his property and his communications, or a benefit from the property or appropriate the property to his own use or to the us [sic] of any person not entitles [sic] to the use of the property," Darling claims in the rambling, at times almost incoherent, 15-page complaint.

Darling is seeking unspecified damages and has asked the court to order a jury trial. O'Neal's agent, Perry Rogers, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

 

Recommended Reading:

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Threaded  |  Newest First  |  Oldest First
COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff 7/9/2020
Omdia Research Launches Page on Dark Reading
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark Reading 7/9/2020
Mobile App Fraud Jumped in Q1 as Attackers Pivot from Browsers
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer,  7/10/2020
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
Special Report: Computing's New Normal, a Dark Reading Perspective
This special report examines how IT security organizations have adapted to the "new normal" of computing and what the long-term effects will be. Read it and get a unique set of perspectives on issues ranging from new threats & vulnerabilities as a result of remote working to how enterprise security strategy will be affected long term.
Flash Poll
The Threat from the Internetand What Your Organization Can Do About It
The Threat from the Internetand What Your Organization Can Do About It
This report describes some of the latest attacks and threats emanating from the Internet, as well as advice and tips on how your organization can mitigate those threats before they affect your business. Download it today!
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-15105
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
Django Two-Factor Authentication before 1.12, stores the user's password in clear text in the user session (base64-encoded). The password is stored in the session when the user submits their username and password, and is removed once they complete authentication by entering a two-factor authenticati...
CVE-2020-11061
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
In Bareos Director less than or equal to 16.2.10, 17.2.9, 18.2.8, and 19.2.7, a heap overflow allows a malicious client to corrupt the director's memory via oversized digest strings sent during initialization of a verify job. Disabling verify jobs mitigates the problem. This issue is also patched in...
CVE-2020-4042
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
Bareos before version 19.2.8 and earlier allows a malicious client to communicate with the director without knowledge of the shared secret if the director allows client initiated connection and connects to the client itself. The malicious client can replay the Bareos director's cram-md5 challenge to...
CVE-2020-11081
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
osquery before version 4.4.0 enables a priviledge escalation vulnerability. If a Window system is configured with a PATH that contains a user-writable directory then a local user may write a zlib1.dll DLL, which osquery will attempt to load. Since osquery runs with elevated privileges this enables l...
CVE-2020-6114
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-10
An exploitable SQL injection vulnerability exists in the Admin Reports functionality of Glacies IceHRM v26.6.0.OS (Commit bb274de1751ffb9d09482fd2538f9950a94c510a) . A specially crafted HTTP request can cause SQL injection. An attacker can make an authenticated HTTP request to trigger this vulnerabi...