Latest Computer Misuse Act Stories

2011-08-20 14:20:54

A 25-year-old British student used "considerable technical expertise" to repeatedly hack into Facebook's servers, legal experts testified at his trial, Andrew Hough and Christopher Williams of the Telegraph reported on Thursday. In what is being called one of the first cases of its kind in England, Glenn Steven Mangham of York is currently facing five charges, including an accusation that he "made, adapted, supplied or offered to supply" a computer program that would make it possible to...

2011-08-01 12:10:00

An Internet hacker who was allegedly a part of the group LulzSec has been released on bail after being charged with five offenses. Jake Davis, an 18-year-old from Shetland Islands, was released on Monday after being charged with allegedly being involved in computer attacks and break-ins by the LulzSec and Anonymous hacking groups earlier this year. He was granted bail to stay with his mother at their new home in Spalding, Lincolnshire on condition that he does not access the Internet either...

2008-10-06 00:00:17

2000: JASON Garon pleads guilty to a charge of forgery in a New York court, in the first Internet forgery prosecution in the United States. Garon sent spam advertising pornography and get-rich-quick schemes, disguised to appear as if sent by IBM's Internet provider, IBM.net. The maximum prison sentence for second-degree forgery is seven years. 2003: Amazon.com files federal suits against 11 spoof emailers from the United States and Canada, seeking millions of dollars in punitive damages....

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