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Man charged for blocking police and university websites

Accused of 17 alleged offences
Fri Nov 23 2012, 11:06

A MAN FROM KENT has been charged with blocking access to university and police websites.

Lewys Stephen Martin is accused of trying to disrupt access to 11 websites, and the new charges follow prior convictions.

Martin was jailed in May after he was found guilty of distributing a game hack for the Call of Duty game that was actually malware, Kentonline reported at the time.

Once people had installed it he was able to snoop on their computers, taking their account usernames and passwords and selling them. After being charged he was allowed a stay to finish some studies.

Now Martin will appear in court on 20 December to face 17 charges. Kent police said that following a joint investigation between its Digital Forensic Unit and the Special Branch Investigations Team it was ready to present charges.

He faces eight charges of "Unauthorised acts with intent to impair operation of or prevent / hinder access to a computer", three charges of "Unauthorised computer access with intent to commit other offences", four charges of "Obtaining an article for supply for use to commit / to assist in commission of computer misuse offence", and two charges of "Failure to comply with a section 49 notice to disclose the key to protected information". µ


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