Feeds

Bad Belgian busted by kinky iTunes openness

Now whistling a less happy tune

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

SANS - Survey on application security programs

A Belgian man who pleaded guilty to possessing indecent images of children while on a visit to Manchester in January was last week sentenced to four months in prison.

According to a spokeswoman for Manchester Crown Court, where the miscreant appeared for sentencing on 3 March, Tim Verrydt, 23, of Kappellestraat, Mol, Belgium, was sentenced in respect of 16 counts of possessing indecent photographs (s160 Criminal Justice Act 1988) and three counts of extreme porn (s63 Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008).

Local newspapers report that the defendant had amassed some 532 films and images of children being abused, as well as 31 images of obscene acts involving animals, using internet file-sharing sites.

Verrydt was apprehended by police at Britannia Airport Hotel on Palatine Road, Northenden, on 5 January after he had inadvertently shared some of these files with a fellow guest.

A spokeswoman for the Crown Prosecution Service told us that this guest had been browsing at the same time as Verrydt and noticed a shared folder available on the hotel network on iTunes. They opened the folder and, horrified by the content they viewed, instantly reported the matter to the police.

On being apprehended, Verrydt was then reported as being fully cooperative, showing police where to find material, as well as helping them to extract it from his computer. Appearing before Manchester magistrates a week later, he pleaded guilty to all charges.

In addition to the four-month prison sentence, he was sentenced to seven years on the sex-offenders register and required to notify UK police if at any time he returns to the UK after he has served his time in prison. ®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

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
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
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
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
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a defence for mobile apps
In this whitepaper learn the various considerations for defending mobile applications; from the mobile application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies needed to properly assess mobile applications risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
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.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
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.