Man avoids jail for website ‘sick jokes’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 17th, 2007 in computer crime, internet, news, sentencing by sally

“An economics graduate was sentenced to 160 hours of community service yesterday for making ‘sick jokes’ about ethnic groups and people with disabilities on a website.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th July 2007


The shambles over cybercrime – The Guardian

Posted July 5th, 2007 in computer crime, news by sally

“Despite the increase in online fraud, enforcement of the law is a mess since the dissolution of the specialist agency set up to fight it, says Pete Warren.”

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The Guardian, 5th July 2007


“Web site” baffles Internet terrorism trial judge – Reuters

Posted May 17th, 2007 in computer crime, judges, news, terrorism by sally

“A judge admitted on Wednesday he was struggling to cope with basic terms like “Web site” in the trial of three men accused of inciting terrorism via the Internet.”

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Reuters, 16th May 2007


Related link: Statement from the Judicial Communications Office: Mr Justice Openshaw

Open Wi-Fi proves no defence in child porn case –

Posted April 25th, 2007 in computer crime, news, pornography by sally

“A man has been found guilty of possessing child pornography despite arguing that his open wireless internet network meant that the case against him could not be proved.”

Full story, 25th April 2007


Wi-Fi leechers arrested –

Posted April 19th, 2007 in computer crime, news by sally

“Two people have been arrested in the UK for using another person’s wireless internet access without permission. Neither was charged but both were cautioned for dishonestly obtaining electronic communications services with intent to avoid payment.”

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Regina v. Hardy – Times Law Reports

Posted April 12th, 2007 in computer crime, law reports, police, sentencing by sally

Jail for unlawful computer access

Regina v. Hardy

Court of Appeal

“Police officers had to realise that accessing the police national computer for an improper purpose was an offence that required an immediate prison sentence.”

The Times, 12th April 2007


Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Briton loses battle to be extradited to America on computer hacking charges – The Times

Posted April 4th, 2007 in computer crime, extradition, news by sally

“A British man with an obsession with UFOs who is accused of being the “biggest military computer hacker of all time” has lost his battle to avoid extradition to the United States.”

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The Times, 4th April 2007


UK hacker loses extradition fight – BBC News

Posted April 3rd, 2007 in computer crime, extradition, news by sally

“A British man has lost his High Court fight against extradition to the US for allegedly carrying out the ‘biggest military computer hack of all time’.”

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BBC News, 3rd April 2007