Sentenced to 255 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay costs.Bored 17 year-old developed scripts to help harvest Mumsnet usernames and passwords and hacked into his school intranet.
Pleaded guilty to conspiracy to steal, unauthorised access to a computer and blackmail and sentenced to five years and four months in jail.
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.
District Judge Diana Baker had considered 12 month jail but sentenced him to a two year Youth Rehabilitation Order and ordered his laptop to be destroyed. Sentenced to twelve months in prison, suspended for 18 months and 250 hours community service 51-year old father of six launched DDo S attacks against over 300 websites after his five children were taken into social care. Guilty plea to the DDo S attacks and two counts of possessing 111 prohibited images.
Eight month sentence suspended for 18 months, an order restricting his access to the internet and computer activity and an order to complete 250 hours unpaid of work.
So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections.
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.
Our Word of the Year choice serves as a symbol of each year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends.
It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year.
Police Constable accessed Lancashire Constabulary systems 21,802 times over 7 years to obtain personal details of car crash victims to sell on to ambulance chasing claims firms. 25 year-old accessed a US military satellite communications system in June 2014 and stole 800 users' usernames, ranks and email addresses and details of about 30,000 satellite phones. Sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for 18 months.