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Insider trading hacker pleads guilty to p0wning press releases

A Ukrainian ne'er-do-well who broke into market computers for an insider trading scheme has entered a guilty plea in the US. The 28-year-old, Vadym Iermolovych, has put his hands up to three charges – conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit computer hacking, and aggravated identity theft. The US Department of …
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Art heist 'pranksters' sent down for six months

Four men that staged two art gallery thefts and a kidnapping as part of a "prank" for their YouTube channel have been jailed by a judge in the UK. The group, operating under the name Trollstation, staged faked thefts at the National Portrait Gallery and Tate Britain art museum in London this summer, causing panic among …
Iain Thomson, 16 May 2016

French parliament votes to jail tech execs who refuse to decrypt data

The French parliament has voted in favor of punishing companies that refuse to decrypt data for government investigators – by threatening businesses with big fines and possible jail terms for staff. This comes amid the FBI's high-profile battle with Apple in the US to unlock a dead killer's encrypted iPhone. French deputies …
Iain Thomson, 4 Mar 2016
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Spanking Spam King: Sanford Wallace faces jail for Facebook flood

The Las Vegas man known as the "Spam King" is now facing a stretch behind bars after pleading guilty to spamming tens of millions of people on Facebook –despite being legally barred from doing so. Sanford Wallace agreed to a plea deal that reportedly could see him sent down for as long as three years. The deal, agreed to on …
Shaun Nichols, 25 Aug 2015

Jailed Brit con phishes prison, gets bail

A convicted British fraudster used a fake website and fake identities to trick prison officers into releasing him. Neil Moore — jailed for fraud worth £1,819,000 — used a smuggled mobile to post a website mirroring that of the Southwark Crown Court. He then emailed prison officers with instructions for his release, according …
Darren Pauli, 30 Mar 2015
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Should online pirates get the same sentences as offline ones?

New research commissioned by the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has asked whether a decade behind bars would deter online pirates. Physical copyright offences carry a maximum 10-year penalty, but online infringers can only be sentenced for up to two years. The report, carried out by Martin Brassell and Ian Goodyer for …
Jennifer Baker, 11 Mar 2015

'Revenge porn' law to arrive in spring – MoJ

Revenge porn scumbags need to be aware they will soon face up to two years in prison under legislation set to come into force in the spring, the Ministry of Justice said Tuesday. Under an amendment to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, it will become a specific offence to share explicit images without an individuals' …
Kat Hall, 3 Feb 2015
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Bloke, 36, in the cooler for leaking ex's topless pics on Facebook

The first conviction under California's anti-revenge-porn law was announced on Monday: 36-year-old Noe Iniguez was sentenced to a year in jail and three years' probation for posting topless pictures of his ex-girlfriend on Facebook. Under the law, the "unauthorized posting of nude or sexual images of an individual with the …
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Ex-Microsofties face 20 years in slammer over insider trading

A former Microsoft senior manager is facing up to 20 years in jail and millions in fines and compensation over allegations he shared confidential information about the firm with his friend and business partner. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a complaint alleging Brian Jorgenson had handed off insider …

Texas teen jailed for four months over sarcastic Facebook comment

Concern is growing for a Texas teenager who has spent the last four months in jail after being arrested for making seemingly threatening comments on Facebook. Justin Carter, 19, is currently being held under suicide watch in Comal County Jail near San Antonio, Texas, after being arrested in February following a Facebook …
Iain Thomson, 8 Jul 2013
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Brit robot programmers banged up for £500,000 tax evasion

Two robot programmers have been jailed for income tax evasion after hiding their company's sales in offshore accounts. Roderick Smith, of Duddon Close, Standish, Wigan, and Stephen Howarth, of Gee Cross, Hyde, Cheshire, managed to evade about £500,000 in UK income tax over six years by diverting most of their firm's balance …
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Illicit phone rings in Sri Lankan inmate's back crack

A Sri Lankan lag at Colombo's Welikada jail was relieved of his illicit mobe after it inconveniently rang during a cell search, alerting officers that he'd concealed it where the sun don't shine. Artist's impression of Nokia 8850 stuck up Taiwanese woman's back passage An official at the Colombo hospital where the phone was …
Lester Haines, 11 Feb 2013
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3 Brits banged up for £300k VAT scam

Three men have been jailed for setting up nine totally fictional firms so that they could get away with £300,000 in a VAT scam. The men set up bogus companies including a clothes manufacturer, a publishing house and a software engineering company and then submitted VAT repayment claims for the businesses, the HMRC said today. …
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Minicam movie pirate gets record-breaking five years in prison

A member of the IMAGiNE piracy crew, which specialized in recording and distributing movies filmed in cinemas using camcorders, has received a five-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to copyright infringement. Jeramiah Perkins, 40, of Portsmouth, Virginia, is the second-to-last member of the team to be sentenced to …
Iain Thomson, 4 Jan 2013
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HP pretexting affair ends with jail time for last player

The HP pretexting scandal has finally ended, with the last person involved getting three months in prison for illegally accessing the phone records of journalists. Colorado private investigator Bryan Wagner convinced phone companies to hand over the telephone records of HP's management and the journalists who spoke to them as …
Iain Thomson, 14 Dec 2012
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Chinese dissident grassed by Yahoo nears release

A Chinese democracy advocate and journalist who was sent to jail for a decade after Yahoo! grassed him up to the authorities will be released this week. Wang Xiaoning, who’s now 62 years-old, was jailed in 2003 for “incitement to subvert state power" after posting some essays critical of the Communist Party and praising …
Phil Muncaster, 30 Aug 2012
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Juror jailed for looking up rape defendant on Google

A juror who used Google to search for a defendant in a rape case in Luton was jailed for six months yesterday for contempt of court. Academic Dr Theodora Dallas, 34, told fellow jurors that the man on trial for sexual assault had previously been accused of rape after finding a newspaper article about him on the internet. Her …
Anna Leach, 24 Jan 2012
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'Howling lesbian gangs' greet jailed Lindsay Lohan

Bespeckled thespiatrix jailbird Lindsay Lohan probably won't survive the estimated 23 days she'll spend in chokey, if the Sun is to be believed. Lohan's prison mugshot yesterday. Pic: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Lohan was greeted yesterday at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California, by "the …
Lester Haines, 21 Jul 2010

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