Feeds

Railtrack hacker arrested

Man released on police bail

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

A man has been released on police bail after being arrested in connection with the hack attacks that paralysed the Web sites of Lloyds of London and Railtrack at the beginning of the year. The man was arrested on Friday and but has to report back to police in June pending further enquiries. The alleged offences come under sections one and three of the Computer Misuse Act regarding unauthorised access and the modification of computer systems. He was arrested by officers from Scotland Yard's Computer Crime Unit. The identity of the man was not released. Earlier this year The Register carried an exclusive interview with a member of the group which claimed responsibility for hacking into the Lloyds of London Web site. "MisterX", as he called himself, also claimed that credit card transactions across the Internet were unsafe, and that he was able to hoover-up confidential data from Web sites. ® Related Stories Lloyds of London (twice), Met Office follow Railtrack UK in hack attack Railtrack, Lloyds of London Web hacker explains motives

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
Mozilla's 'Tiles' ads debut in new Firefox nightlies
You can try turning them off and on again
No, thank you. I will not code for the Caliphate
Some assignments, even the Bongster decline must
Banking apps: Handy, can grab all your money... and RIDDLED with coding flaws
Yep, that one place you'd hoped you wouldn't find 'em
TROLL SLAYER Google grabs $1.3 MEEELLION in patent counter-suit
Chocolate Factory hits back at firm for suing customers
Primetime precrime? Minority Report TV series 'being developed'
I have to know. I have to find out what happened to my life
Ex-IBM CEO John Akers dies at 79
An era disrupted by the advent of the PC
prev story

Whitepapers

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup
Learn why inSync received the highest overall rating from Druva and is the top choice for the mobile workforce.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.