Guilty plea to two counts of an unauthorised act with intent to impair computer operation. Self-styled paedophile hunter posed as underage girls in chatrooms to entice men to send indecent images of themselves that he exchanged for other indecent images that concealed malware to obtain their personal details for blackmail. Guilty plea to one count of communicating false information and one count of unauthorised computer access.
Unemployed hacker accessed a gold bullion firm website to obtain names, addresses and tracking numbers of customers to enable associates to intercept the gold deliveries.Pleaded guilty to conspiracy to steal, unauthorised access to a computer and blackmail and sentenced to five years and four months in jail.900 Aviva employees' phones hacked; Expenses claims rejected. Found guilty of fraud by abuse of position of trust, securing unauthorised access to computer material and disclosing personal data.Data breach cost the company more than 2m to rectify. Teenager using the nickname Narko launched a series of crippling global distributed denial-of-service (DDo S) attacks against internet exchanges and services including Spamhaus. Sentenced to nine years in prison Teaching Assistant hacked into the school email system at Ormiston Victory Academy and used pupil's account to send email "There will be a bomb in school Monday".The following table of Computer Misuse Act 1990 cases archived at an extract from a database that has been compiled and maintained by Michael J L Turner.
Copyright in the database and this extract Michael J L Turner 1992 - 2017. Ex-Harrods IT worker asked computer repair shop to help him retrieve personal files (including his National Insurance number) on his company-issued laptop. Fined 135 for the CMA s1 offence, ordered to pay 85 costs and 30 victim surcharge Merseyside PC accessed police intelligence systems to snoop on two girlfriends and their previous partners Guilty plea.
19 year old man involved in 2015 attack on ISP Talk Talk stole customer data and demanded a payment of 465 bitcoins. Essex man harvested 2,133 passwords and usernames found in his possession in order to commit online fraud. Sentenced to prison for 18 months suspended for two years, to 200 hours community service, and ordered to attend a rehabilitation course and to pay back the profits of his crime (8,829.32).
DDo S attack on Coleg Sir Gar website where he was a student. Also supplied "stressor" and "booter" tools to allow others to carry out Distributed Denial of Service (DDo S) attacks. Police officer misused Bedfordshire Police systems to locate his victim (a cleaner at Luton Police Station) and defraud him out of his inheritance. Sentenced to five years, seven months imprisonment "The Quadsys Five" hacked into a business rival IT security reseller's computer system to access customer and pricing data. Directors Barnard, Cox and Streeter sentenced to 10 months imprisonment, suspended for two years, three month curfew, 150 hours of unpaid work and victim surcharge of 100; Manager Steve Davies sentenced to nine months imprisonment, suspended for two years, 150 hours of unpaid work, and victim surcharge of 100; IT Security Consultant Jon Townsend a 12-month community order, 275 hours of unpaid work, three month curfew and victim surcharge of 60.
On over 40 occasions over four months in 2011 ex-employee hacked the computer systems of business competitor Rouncy Media Ltd, publisher of Coach & Bus Week magazine, for sales and email data. Convicted, fined and given a community service order of 180 hours.
Adult student at University of Birmingham installed four keyboard spying devices to steal staff passwords used to obtain access to his examination results and improve grades. Disgruntled ex-employee used access credentials to disable 120 of former employer's time-lapse cameras at construction sites around the world.
Convicted of two offences under Section 51 of the Criminal Law Act (the bomb hoaxes). Nottingham City Council manager used council computer systems to search confidential records and case files. Teenager launched global distributed denial-of-service (DDo S) attacks against UK Home Office and FBI websites.