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.
Sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for both offences.
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.
Three offences under Computer Misuse Act Section 3 (the DDo S attacks) admitted.Sentenced to a 40 week suspended sentence, seven years on the sex offenders register, 200 hours of unpaid work and the forfeiture of all his computer equipment. Pleaded guilty to four counts of unauthorised or reckless acts with intent to impair computer operation.Revenge attacks by ex-Director on former network security company Esselar and its client Aviva over five months. Actions had "damaged confidence and reputations in a way that can be far-reaching and serious". Senior Internal Auditor at Morrisons supermarket accessed and uploaded confidential personal data (including employees' names, addresses, NI and bank details) of nearly 100,000 employees to newspaper and data sharing websites.South Shields man mounted Do S attacks against Ce X, Durham Constabulary, Police Scotland and British Airways websites in October 2014. PCSO with a personal grievance accessed restricted material on the GMP police intelligence computer system to try to frame an innocent man for attempted murder Guilty plea.British Airways site down for an hour at an estimated cost of 100,000. Sentenced to ninteen months imprisonment Computer Misuse Act 1990 s2 Unauthorised access with intent to commit further offence, s3 Unauthorised acts with intent to impair, s3A Making, supplying or obtaining articles; Possession of indecent images of a child; Voyeurism 29-year-old man spied on female victims using their personal webcams and used RAT malware to download intimate and personal files held on their computers.