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A London man has been charged over an alleged attempt to hack into the website of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).

Daniel James Cuthbert, 28, of Whitechapel, east London, was charged yesterday with a single offence under Section One of the Computer Misuse Act. He's accused an "unauthorised access" on 31 December to the site of the organisation co-ordinating fundraising efforts to help support victims of the Asian tsunami disaster.

Section One offences, the least serious under the Act, are punishable by up to six months' imprisonment. There's no suggestion any money was stolen and the Disasters Emergency Committee has issued a statement reassuring the public that the internet remains a safe way to donate money to victims of the 26 December disaster.

Cuthbert is scheduled to appear at Horseferry Magistrates Court next Thursday (17 February). ®

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