British Hacker Jailed for 6 MonthsAdded: Monday, July 21st, 2014
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One of the Northumbria University students has received a six months sentence after refusing to disclose encryption passwords to his computer. Christopher Wilson was charged with hacking police online services after authorities claimed that they wanted to see the contents of his PC in the interests of national security.
Nevertheless, just as many similar cases, all is not as it seems. Christopher Wilson, who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome, caused the Northumbria Police website to shut down by making a call to the force using a voice-changing device and warning of a cyber attack.
The police investigating him discovered that he sent online messages about “trolling” the Newcastle police department, as well as about infiltrating the secret files of the Serious Organised Crime Agency. Moreover, Wilson even suggested sending nasty messages on a condolence page established for two police officers who were shot dead in Manchester.
Wilson, who is currently excelling on a Master’s degree in computers, has created his own business programming artificial intelligence systems and was studying at Northumbria University. Back in 2013, a judge ordered the student to hand over his passwords in the interests of national security, but Wilson refused to provide any of the 50 that police officers asked for.
The student admitted refusing to hand over his passwords in breach of the Regulatory Investigatory Powers Act 2000, an offence under terrorism legislation. The judge told him that his actions were for his own satisfaction, showing what he could do with his undoubted skill with computers. However, the offence is very serious and the judge couldn’t avoid an immediate custodial sentence.
This case is a good example of how daft everything can get. Prosecutors didn’t even claim that Wilson was successful in hacking anything – just that he had an interest in doing so. His lawyer admitted that the student has expressed genuine remorse and bitterly regrets his actions. Wilson was 19 at the time of the breach and due to his Asperger’s Syndrome he matured more slowly than others.
Christopher Wilson was referred to as a bright and talented student, who is due to complete his Master’s in the early 2015 and is on course for a distinction having excelled.
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Monday, July 21st, 2014
|Use those skills for good, not just hacking. Stupid people.|
|posted by (2014-07-22 11:08:28)|
|Poor kid was framed.|
Britain is a police state.
If you bugger children You get knighted.
If you play with computers even if you don't do any harm you get popped by the secret service or jail if you are lucky.
|Obviously not clever enough to hide his IP and dumb enough not to use a public server at the local university or library,educated idiot springs to mind he would have been less likely to have been caught if he had just thrown a brick through their window with a note attached and done a runner.@2 he was not framed and by the account given it was all because he did not wish to give up his login that he made threats to the police once again not the smartest way to go about things,If he had sensitive info on his computer then he could have had his private data stored on a storage device elsewhere if sensitive and if he was not suspect why did they single him out in particular for search and seizure.?|
|I would add that I would just claim to have forgotten them and made them brute force my box,If the guy is doing a Masters degree then he should be clever enough to have a dormant virus in the boot sector which is activated by the input of a certain password and just supply the activation password for the federales and see the whole HDD delete itself on start-up. (:^D)||
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