Brit anti-terror hotline hacker teen pleads guilty
TeaMp0isoN lad also snaffled Blair contact list off GMail
A teenage computer crook faces prison after admitting hacking offences, including breaking into former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's electronic address and phone book.
Junaid Hussain, 18, of Birmingham, swiped the sensitive information after unlawfully accessing a GMail account used by Katie Kay, a Blair aide. The hacker, who was a member of hacktivist crew TeaMp0isoN, also admitted publishing the purloined contacts list online, a move that triggered safety fears for the Blairs at the time.
Hussain (aka "TriCK") also pleaded guilty at London's Southwark Crown Court to flooding the UK's national anti-terrorism hotline with more than 100 automated calls in a denial-of-service attack. His antics were said to have prevented legitimate callers from contacting officials.
Judge Peter Testar asked for reports from probation officials, and warned Hussain he was likely to go to jail for his offences when he reappears in court for sentencing on 27 July. ®
Re: ..said to have prevented legitimate callers..
A typical call;
Operator: Anti-terror hotline, how can we help?
Caller: I'm terrified.
Operator: Um, OK. Can you explain the situation to us.
Caller: Sure, we're in an ad break. There's this girl, she's crawling out of the TV and...
Operator: Madam, can I ask - are you by any chance watching The Ring
Caller: Well, yes. But it's very scary.
Operator: I'm afraid this service is only for reporting genuine terror threats. If you have any information about a terror threat...
Caller: Well the TV guide says they'll be showing the sequel next week - is that a threat?
Operator: I'm afraid not Madam. Thanks for your call, goodbye.
..said to have prevented legitimate callers..
*Cough* bollox *cough*
Are those the callers who are advised to call in because their neighbours keep their curtains closed or go away from home "without reason"?
Still, you've go to be pretty fucking stupid to do something like this guy.
He prevented terrorist reports, I'm honestly shocked the USA haven't asked to extradite him yet. After all, by preventing legitimate callers to a UK helpline he's clearly assisting the global terrorist threat out to get the united states.