[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
[ISN] Dating site hack suspect arrested
By John Leyden
7th April 2005
Police last week arrested a 37-year-old man from Sheffield on
suspicion of hacking into the website of London dating agency
loveandfriends.com. The unnamed suspect allegedly hacked into the
site, took control of member?s profiles, and made demands for payment
in exchange for securing the site.
Working with the victim company, officers from the Computer Crime Unit
at Scotland Yard traced the suspect to his home in Sheffield, where
they executed a search warrant on Friday, 1 April. Met police officers
seized the suspect's computers and recovered evidence that he was
responsible for writing the Mirsa-A and Mirsa-B mass mailing worms,
which posed as messages from campaign group Fathers 4 Justice.
The suspect was arrested for computer hacking offences (contrary to
section three of the Computer Misuse Act 1990), interviewed and
released on police bail pending further enquiries and analysis of his
Network Security - http://www.auditmypc.com
Free vulnerability test - How secure is your computer?