Archive for the 'computer crime' Category

British hacker jailed over £7m virtual gaming chips scam – The Guardian

“A British computer hacker who stole 400bn virtual gaming chips from an international gaming company has been jailed for two years.”

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The Guardian, 18th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Teenagers jailed for running £16m internet crime forum – The Guardian

“Three teenagers who founded and operated one of the world’s largest English-language internet crime forums, described in court as ‘Crimebook’, have been sentenced to up to five years in custody.”

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

IT manager jailed for awarding himself 14 million Nectar points – Daily Telegraph

“An IT manager at Sainsbury’s who awarded himself more than £81,000 worth of Nectar points has been jailed for 20 months.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Marchington vicar sentenced for child abuse images – BBC News

“A Staffordshire vicar convicted of downloading indecent images of children has been sentenced to nine months in prison, suspended for two years.”

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BBC News, 16th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

McKinnon extradition case to be examined by MPs – BBC News

“The mother of Gary McKinnon is to give evidence to MPs looking into the UK’s extradition laws.”

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BBC News, 29th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Computer expert jailed after hacking victims’ webcams – The Guardian

“A computer hacker who took control of his victims’ webcams was jailed for 18 months today.”

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

McKinnon ‘could serve time in British jail’ – The Independent

“David Cameron raised the prospect today that computer hacker Gary McKinnon could serve some of any US-imposed sentence in a British jail after raising the issue with US president Barack Obama at the White House.”

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The Independent, 21st July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Extradition of computer hacker Gary McKinnon put on hold – The Guardian

“The extradition of the computer hacker Gary McKinnon has been put on hold after the new home secretary, Theresa May, agreed to an adjournment of a judicial review that was supposed to start within days.”

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The Guardian, 20th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Computer hacker Gary McKinnon could win extradition reprieve – Daily Telegraph

“Gary McKinnon, the computer hacker, could win a reprieve from immediate extradition to America as Theresa May, the Home Secretary, reconsiders his case.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th May 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Gary McKinnon: a test case for principles – The Guardian

“The first acid test for Britain’s new government is not the economy, but whether it is capable of an act of simple humanity. Can Theresa May deliver on the repeated promise of Tory and Lib Dem leaders to end the torment inflicted by the state on Gary McKinnon, the hacker with Asperger’s syndrome, whom the Home Office wants to send to lengthy imprisonment and likely suicide in a US jail? His courtroom cruelty is scheduled to begin again on 24 May: the time has come to end it, once and for all.”

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The Guardian, 16th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gary McKinnon: Theresa May urged to block extradition order – The Guardian

“Campaigners for the computer hacker Gary McKinnon have called for support from the new coalition government in their latest bid to overturn a decision to allow him to be extradited to the US.”

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The Guardian, 15th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Judge says extraditing Gary McKinnon may be unlawful – The Guardian

“The home secretary may have acted unlawfully by pursuing the extradition of the computer hacker Gary McKinnon, a high court judge said yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 14th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Why Nominet disconnected more than 1,000 sites with no court oversight – OUT-LAW.com

“The body responsible for the .uk internet addresses disconnected over 1,200 websites without any oversight from a court. The much-publicised action last month was based only on police assertions about criminal activity on the sites.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th January 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Extradition of Gary McKinnon ‘breaches Bill of Rights’ – Daily Telegraph

“Extraditing the alleged British computer hacker Gary Mckinnon to America will breach Britain’s 300-year-old Bill of Rights, a top human rights barrister has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th January 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Gary McKinnon ‘must answer serious criminal charges’, Home Secretary says – Daily Telegraph

“Gary McKinnon, the alleged computer hacker, must answer the serious criminal charges put to him by prosecutors in the United States, Alan Johnson, the Home Secretary, has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th December 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Gary McKinnon challenges extradition – The Guardian

“Lawyers say new evidence shows computer hacker Gary McKinnon could not survive US prison system.”

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The Guardian, 10th December 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gary McKinnon extradition decision defended by Johnson – BBC news

“The Home Secretary has defended his decision to allow the extradition of computer hacker Gary McKinnon amid criticism from some MPs.”

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BBC News, 1st December 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hacker Gary McKinnon to appeal after extradition blow – BBC News

“The ‘devastated’ lawyers for computer hacker Gary McKinnon are to challenge the home secretary’s decision not to block his extradition to the US.”

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BBC News, 27th November 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Alan Johnson ‘stops the clock’ on Gary McKinnon’s extradition proceedings – The Times

“The Home Secretary has thrown a lifeline to Gary McKinnon, the alleged computer hacker, with a promise to examine new medical evidence “very carefully” before deciding on his extradition to the United States.”

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The Times, 27th October 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Hacker’s extradition put on hold – BBC News

“A Briton accused of hacking into secret military and Nasa computers has had his extradition to the US put on hold as new psychiatric evidence is considered.”

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BBC News, 17th October 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Gary McKinnon refused right to appeal to Supreme Court over extradition – Daily Telegraph

“Hacker Gary McKinnon has been refused the right to appeal to the Supreme Court against his extradition to the US.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘No ground’ over hacker extradition – The Independent

“Home Secretary Alan Johnson today ‘gave no ground’ in the face of calls not to extradite computer hacker Gary McKinnon, a cross-party trio of senior MPs said.”

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The Independent, 9th September 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

The Big Question: What exactly did Gary McKinnon do wrong, and should he be extradited? – The Independent

“Why are we asking this now?

Because Gary McKinnon has been fighting the United States’ plans to have him extradited on hacking charges for the best part of seven years.”

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The Independent, 4th August 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Government ‘would push for Gary McKinnon to serve sentence in UK’ – The Guardian

“The government will push for Gary McKinnon, the computer hacker fighting extradition to the US, to serve his sentence in a British prison if he is found guilty, Labour’s deputy leader said today.”

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Hacker Gary McKinnon fights on as extradition appeal rejected – The Times

“Computer hacker Gary McKinnon will appeal to the newly formed Supreme Court after he today lost his latest High Court bid to avoid extradition to America.”

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The Times, 31st July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Hacker’s ‘moral crusade’ over UFO – BBC News

“A Briton fighting extradition to the US for hacking into top-secret computers claims he was morally justified in breaking the law.”

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BBC News, 28th July 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Asperger’s syndrome hacker ‘should not be extradited’ – The Guardian

” ‘Humanitarian considerations’ that have arisen in the case of Asperger’s syndrome sufferer Gary McKinnon mean he should not face trial in the US for hacking into American military computers, the high court heard today.”

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The Guardian, 14th July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Hackers recruited to help fight against cybercrime – The Independent

“Reformed computer hackers are being recruited by the Government to defend Britain from international crime gangs and terrorists plotting cyber attacks on the country.”

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The Independent, 26th June 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

New cyber chief to protect against computer attacks – The Independent

“Britain is to appoint its first national cyber security chief to protect the country from terrorist computer hackers and electronic espionage, Gordon Brown will announce tomorrow.”

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The Independent, 24th June 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Protest over hacker extradition move – The Independent

“Former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith ‘chose to disregard’ the impact of a computer hacker’s mental health problems when she approved his extradition to the US, an MP said today.”

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The Independent, 18th June 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Gary McKinnon, hacker with Asperger syndrome, fights extradition to US – The Times

“A British ‘UFO eccentric’ accused of hacking into US military networks brought a last challenge in the High Court yesterday against extradition to America on health grounds.”

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The Times, 10th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Hacker ‘too fragile’ to extradite – BBC News

“A British computer hacker who targeted Nasa should be tried in the UK not the US because his mental state is so fragile, the High Court has heard.”

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BBC News, 9th June 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Drop hacker case’ – Terry Waite – BBC News

“Human rights campaigner and former hostage Terry Waite has called on the US to drop charges against British computer hacker Gary McKinnon.”

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BBC News, 16th March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BBC programme broke law with botnets, says lawyer – OUT-LAW.com

“A BBC programme has broken the Computer Misuse Act by acquiring and using software to control 22,000 computers, creating a botnet capable of bringing down websites. A technology law specialist has said that the activity is illegal.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th March 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

Hacker loses latest extradition battle – The Independent

“Computer hacker Gary McKinnon lost the latest round of his fight against extradition to the US today when British prosecutors refused to bring charges against him.”

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The Independent, 26th February 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Terror law watchdog Lord Carlile joins clamour for accused hacker to be tried in UK instead of US – The Guardian

“Lord Carlile, the independent reviewer of anti-terror laws, has written to the home secretary to ask her to enable computer hacker Gary McKinnon to be prosecuted in the UK rather than face extradition and a jail term in the US. The intervention comes as the director of public prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, is considering whether to prosecute McKinnon, who has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, under British computer misuse laws.”

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The Guardian, 23rd February 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

British hacker wins right to challenge US extradition – The Guardian

“The British computer hacker Gary McKinnon has today won permission to launch a fresh high court challenge against attempts to extradite him to America.”

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Hacker Gary McKinnon ‘at risk of suicide’ if extradited to US – The Times

“A British computer expert accused of hacking into US military networks would be at real risk of psychosis or suicide if extradited to America, the High Court was told today.”

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The Times, 21st January 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Hacker was naive not criminal, says expert – The Independent

“A British computer expert hacked into US military networks through ‘naivety’ as a result of his Asperger’s Syndrome and should not be considered a criminal, an expert said today.”

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The Independent, 15th January 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

British prosecution could save hacker from extradition to US – The Guardian

“Gary McKinnon, the computer hacker facing extradition to the US for hacking into the Pentagon and Nasa systems, could now be prosecuted in Britain.”

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The Guardian, 12th January 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police ‘encouraged’ to hack more – BBC News

“The Home Office has signed up to an EU strategy against cybercrime that ‘encourages’ police across Europe to remotely access personal computers.”

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BBC News, 5th January 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hacker in final showdown to avoid extradition to US – The Guardian

“Briton accused of biggest hack in US military history wins delay in judicial review.”

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Businesses don’t trust police over e-crime, survey finds – OUT-LAW.com

“Electronic crime is becoming more common and more sophisticated, partly because the UK police response is inadequate, large firms have said. Most do not report e-crime because they do not have faith in investigating authorities, a survey has found.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th November 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Cross-party attempt to fight extradition of British hacker – The Guardian

“Senior politicians from all parties are urging the home secretary, Jacqui Smith, to halt the extradition of the computer hacker Gary McKinnon unless she receives a guarantee from the US that he will be allowed to serve any sentence imposed in Britain.”

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Catch me if you can,’ said student behind biggest chip and PIN fraud – The Times

“A computer whiz-kid has been jailed over the theft of information from 19,000 credit cards.”

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The Times, 29th october 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Hacker is ‘too sick’ to survive US extradition – The Observer

“The Home Secretary has backed the extradition of a UFO-obsessed computer hacker, despite hearing expert argument that it would be in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights.”

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The Observer, 26th October 2008

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk

Britain’s first internet crime unit to be established – Daily Telegraph

“The first specialist internet crime unit in Britain is being set up by Scotland Yard to fight £50 billion worth of fraud and organised ‘cyber’ crime, ministers announced.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th September 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

UK cybercrime overhaul finally comes into effect – The Register

“Updates to the ageing Computer Misuse Act (CMA) finally come into force in England and Wales on Wednesday (1 October).”

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The Register, 30th September 2008

Source: www.theregister.co.uk

Child porn cricket coach jailed – BBC News

“An England cricket coach who admitted downloading child pornography on a laptop owned by the national cricketing board has been jailed for six months.”

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BBC News, 26th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Supporters urge halt to hacker’s extradition to US – The Guardian

“Autism experts, politicians, lawyers and civil rights campaigners are urging Jacqui Smith, the home secretary, to intervene in the case of the British hacker Gary McKinnon so that he can be tried in Britain rather than being extradited to the US.”

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The Guardian, 26th September 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Cambridge lecturer sentenced for child porn – The Independent

“A Cambridge University academic was given a 12-month suspended prison sentence today after detectives found more than 1,000 indecent images of children on his computers.”

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The Independent, 5th September 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Hacker appeals to home secretary – BBC News

“Lawyers for a Briton accused of hacking into secret military and Nasa computers are asking the home secretary to ensure he is not jailed in the US.”

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BBC News, 1st September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hacker Gary McKinnon loses appeal against extradition to US – The Guardian

“Gary McKinnon, a computer expert who hacked into dozens of US military computers, lost his appeal to the European court of human rights today and faces extradition to the US in the next fortnight, his solicitor said.”

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The Guardian, 28th August 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Hacker granted two-week stay on extradition to the US – The Guardian

“Gary McKinnon, 42, lost his House of Lords appeal against the extradition last month, but today he was granted a stay until August 28 by the European court of human rights.”

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The Guardian, 12th August 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Hacker vows to fight extradition – BBC News

“A Briton accused of hacking into top-secret military computers has vowed to fight extradition to stand trial in the US after losing a court appeal.”

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BBC News, 30th July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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