Feeds

Bad Belgian busted by kinky iTunes openness

Now whistling a less happy tune

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable

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. ®

Mobile application security vulnerability report

More from The Register

next story
NEW, SINISTER web tracking tech fingerprints your computer by making it draw
Have you been on YouPorn lately, perhaps? White House website?
HIDDEN packet sniffer spy tech in MILLIONS of iPhones, iPads – expert
Don't panic though – Apple's backdoor is not wide open to all, guru tells us
LibreSSL RNG bug fix: What's all the forking fuss about, ask devs
Blow to bit-spitter 'tis but a flesh wound, claim team
Black Hat anti-Tor talk smashed by lawyers' wrecking ball
Unmasking hidden users is too hot for Carnegie-Mellon
Manic malware Mayhem spreads through Linux, FreeBSD web servers
And how Google could cripple infection rate in a second
NUDE SNAPS AGENCY: NSA bods love 'showing off your saucy selfies'
Swapping other people's sexts is a fringe benefit, says Snowden
Own a Cisco modem or wireless gateway? It might be owned by someone else, too
Remote code exec in HTTP server hands kit to bad guys
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
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.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.