DDo S attack on Coleg Sir Gar website where he was a student. Also supplied "stressor" and "booter" tools to allow others to carry out Distributed Denial of Service (DDo S) attacks. Police officer misused Bedfordshire Police systems to locate his victim (a cleaner at Luton Police Station) and defraud him out of his inheritance. Sentenced to five years, seven months imprisonment "The Quadsys Five" hacked into a business rival IT security reseller's computer system to access customer and pricing data. Directors Barnard, Cox and Streeter sentenced to 10 months imprisonment, suspended for two years, three month curfew, 150 hours of unpaid work and victim surcharge of 100; Manager Steve Davies sentenced to nine months imprisonment, suspended for two years, 150 hours of unpaid work, and victim surcharge of 100; IT Security Consultant Jon Townsend a 12-month community order, 275 hours of unpaid work, three month curfew and victim surcharge of 60.Founder member of international cyber crime network D33Ds used SQL injection attacks to obtain 300k usernames and passwords from Yahoo and offered them for sale.

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The following table of Computer Misuse Act 1990 cases archived at an extract from a database that has been compiled and maintained by Michael J L Turner.

Webcam voyeur used Blackshades Remote Access Trojan (RAT) malware to spy on people through their webcams.

Sentenced to a 40 week suspended sentence, seven years on the sex offenders register, 200 hours of unpaid work and the forfeiture of all his computer equipment. Pleaded guilty to four counts of unauthorised or reckless acts with intent to impair computer operation.

Revenge attacks by ex-Director on former network security company Esselar and its client Aviva over five months. Actions had "damaged confidence and reputations in a way that can be far-reaching and serious". Senior Internal Auditor at Morrisons supermarket accessed and uploaded confidential personal data (including employees' names, addresses, NI and bank details) of nearly 100,000 employees to newspaper and data sharing websites.

900 Aviva employees' phones hacked; Expenses claims rejected. Found guilty of fraud by abuse of position of trust, securing unauthorised access to computer material and disclosing personal data.

Data breach cost the company more than 2m to rectify. Teenager using the nickname Narko launched a series of crippling global distributed denial-of-service (DDo S) attacks against internet exchanges and services including Spamhaus. Sentenced to nine years in prison Teaching Assistant hacked into the school email system at Ormiston Victory Academy and used pupil's account to send email "There will be a bomb in school Monday".

Guilty plea to two counts of an unauthorised act with intent to impair computer operation. Self-styled paedophile hunter posed as underage girls in chatrooms to entice men to send indecent images of themselves that he exchanged for other indecent images that concealed malware to obtain their personal details for blackmail. Guilty plea to one count of communicating false information and one count of unauthorised computer access.

Sentenced to 255 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay costs.