Feeds

DEC 'tsunami hack' man pleads not guilty

Court waits for IT security report

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

High performance access to file storage

The east London man accused of attempting to hack into the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) website was released on unconditional bail yesterday after pleading not guilty.

Daniel James Cuthbert, 28, of Whitechapel, east London, was charged on February 10 with a single offence under Section One of the Computer Misuse Act. He was accused of attempting to gain "unauthorised access" on 31 December to the site of the organization co-ordinating fundraising efforts for victims of the Asian tsunami disaster.

Yesterday he pleaded not guilty, and was remanded on unconditional bail until 7 April, pending a report from an expert witness on IT security.

According to DEC, the alleged New Year’s Eve hacking attempt was immediately detected and foiled.

Cuthbert’s plea came the same day DEC announced it had raised £300m for Tsunami victims and would close its appeal from 26 February.

Related stories

Man charged in DEC hacking case
London man cuffed over disaster relief site hack
Brit jailed for tsunami emails

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Parent gabfest Mumsnet hit by SSL bug: My heart bleeds, grins hacker
Natter-board tells middle-class Britain to purée its passwords
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
Obama allows NSA to exploit 0-days: report
If the spooks say they need it, they get it
Web data BLEEDOUT: Users to feel the pain as Heartbleed bug revealed
Vendors and ISPs have work to do updating firmware - if it's possible to fix this
Snowden-inspired crypto-email service Lavaboom launches
German service pays tribute to Lavabit
One year on: diplomatic fail as Chinese APT gangs get back to work
Mandiant says past 12 months shows Beijing won't call off its hackers
Call of Duty 'fragged using OpenSSL's Heartbleed exploit'
So it begins ... or maybe not, says one analyst
NSA denies it knew about and USED Heartbleed encryption flaw for TWO YEARS
Agency forgets it exists to protect communications, not just spy on them
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
HP ArcSight ESM solution helps Finansbank
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.