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.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.Guilty plea to six CMA charges - unauthorised access to computer material, intent to commit further offences and impairing the operation of a computer. 44 year old Casino croupier and supporter of Anonymous published DDo S cyber attack links to UK Home Office and Home Secretary Theresa May websites on Twitter. Unauthorised acts with intent to impair operation of a computer.Cost to restore the service, by sending an engineer to each location, was estimated at around 50,000. Cyber-stalking Peeping Tom installed i Cam Source software to spy on three young women in their bedrooms.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.
Also attacked a website selling computer game codes that were obtained for resale. Jailed for two years after guilty pleas to three offences under CMA 1990 s3 and fraud.Guilty plea to three counts of unauthorised access to computer material and found guilty of two counts of voyeurism. Ordered to forfeit his computer and pay a contribution to prosecution costs of 2,100 plus a 100 victim surcharge. Burrell unlawfully accessed the accounts of 3,872 players of online game Runescape with intent to steal gaming resources and actually modified 105 player accounts Guilty plea.Sentenced on 28 November 2013 to 12 month community order with supervision and 150 hours of unpaid work, Costs of 100 and surcharge of 60 Fraudsters posted fake job adverts for Harrods on Gumtree.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.
Police officer trawled police computers to contact sex workers, track down a former lover and make 195 checks on a Gateshead gangster who he had fallen out with following a Christmas day brawl.