Lulzsec, hacking and the Computer Misuse Act 1990

Remember all those stories back in 2011 about Lulzsec, the hacker group behind a number of hacking attacks – including one against Sony as well as various government bodies, including possibly the CIA? It hasn’t ended well for at least some of their members – a number of whom have pleaded guilty to criminal charges in the UK, according to the BBC.

Runescape, the Computer Misuse Act and theft

The background: Details here.  A group of Runescape players mount a phishing scam, obtain other players’ accounts, strip those accounts of gold and loot.  Presumably they make an in-game or real-world profit.  Then the UK Police (specifically the Central Police e-crimes unit) swoop in.  They arrest a caution an individual in Avon and Somerset “on… Continue reading Runescape, the Computer Misuse Act and theft