Computer crime

Computer crime

'UK's most prolific' paedophile jailed

A PAEDOPHILE described by police as the UK's most prolific hoarder of pictures of child abuse was given an indeterminate prison sentence yesterday.

Man arrested over alleged hacking 'relating to Facebook'

A MAN was yesterday charged with alleged computer hacking that is understood to relate to the social networking site Facebook.

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Personal details of Sun readers hacked

PERSONAL details of Sun newspaper readers - including Miss Scotland applicants - have been stolen by hackers in the latest online security breach.

The hackers hacked: Scots teenager in court to face Murdoch charge

A TEENAGE computer hacker working from his Shetland bedroom broke into News International websites and posted a story claiming Rupert Murdoch was dead, it was alleged yesterday.

Shetland man held for global cyber sabotage

A TEENAGER suspected of being the spokesman for two international hacking groups which have wreaked havoc across the world has been arrested by Scotland Yard officers in a swoop on the Northern Isles.

Russian held over global spam alert

A RUSSIAN accused of operating an e-mail spam business that at times accounted for one third of global spam has pleaded not guilty in a US court.

Hackers threaten Indian websites

A GROUP calling itself the Pakistani Cyber Army has hacked into the website of India's federal crime investigation bureau and left a warning message to Indian hackers, as tensions between the two countries enter the online world.

Pair 'hacked stars computers to steal tunes'

Two German computer hackers allegedly stole pop songs from Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Ke$ha and Kelly Clarkson, selling them online and forcing the advanced release of several singles.

Public worries

Reluctance to report offences FEWER people are prepared to report offences, despite there being more police on the streets and less crime overall for them to tackle.

On the beat

DESPITE the Scottish Government putting 1,000 extra bobbies on the beat, people were not happy with the number of police seen patrolling communities.

Law-abiding citizens turn to crime during recession

HOUSEBREAKING and thefts are rising in Scotland as people hardest hit by the recession turn to crime, a nationwide survey has revealed.

Scots hacker facing jail after virus attacks on businesses

A SCOTTISH computer security expert is facing prison after admitting being a key member in a sophisticated international gang of hackers.

New Home Secretary adjourns Gary McKinnon extradition review

HOME Secretary Theresa May has adjourned a planned judicial review into the case of a computer hacker who could be extradited to the United States, his lawyer said today.

Scots computer hacker Gary McKinnon granted judicial review of extradition decision

A HIGH Court judge will rule on whether Home Secretary Alan Johnson was wrong to allow the extradition of computer hacker Gary McKinnon, it was announced today.

Scots computer hacker Gary McKinnon must face US charges - Home Secretary

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

Scots hacker Gary McKinnon may get more time to fight extradition

HOME Secretary Alan Johnson said today he was considering granting computer hacker Gary McKinnon extra time to apply for a judicial review of his case.

My son is prepared for trial – but not in US – says Scots hacker's mother

THE mother of computer hacker Gary McKinnon says he is prepared to go on trial for hacking into the Pentagon's computer system. But Janis Sharp has repeated her assertion that her son should not be tried in the US.

My son will never survive US trial, warns Scots-born hacker Gary McKinnon's mother

THE mother of the Scots-born computer hacker facing extradition to the United States has revealed that psychiatrists fear her son is now more likely to take his own life.

Scots hacker Gary McKinnon's hopes dashed as Home Secretary refuses plea to block US extradition

THE Home Secretary last night rejected a last-ditch appeal to block the extradition of Gary McKinnon to the United States on computer-hacking charges.

Gary McKinnon 'faces US trial' after Home Secretary rejects last-ditch appeal

THE Home Secretary today rejected a last-ditch appeal for him to block the extradition of Gary McKinnon to the US on computer hacking charges.

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