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


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