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.Founder member of international cyber crime network D33Ds used SQL injection attacks to obtain 300k usernames and passwords from Yahoo and offered them for sale.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.
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.
Refused to provide key to two encrypted hard drives. Sentenced to three years imprisonment (including 10 months consecutive for Failure to comply with RIPA section 49 notice to provide encryption key).
43 year old Crime prevention officer at Northumbria Police used force IT system to find out about an incident involving tenants at his flat without authorisation. 12-month conditional discharge, ordered to pay 85 costs and a 30 victim surcharge.
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.