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Mumsnet hack update - police have charged someone

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JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 21-May-16 19:30:26


Many of you will remember last August’s hacking attack on Mumsnet.

I'm pleased to say that today someone has appeared in court, charged with offences related to the attacks (though not the swatting attacks) and will appear at Guildford Magistrate court on 07th June.

The Met tell us that the suspect has been charged with: “two offences of causing a computer to perform function to secure / enable unauthorised access to a program / data, contrary to section 1 of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and also one offence of unauthorised acts with intent to impair operation of or prevent / hinder access to a computer, contrary to section 3 of the Computer Misuse act 1990.”

The Met’s Cyber Crime Unit is continuing investigations into the incident, including the swatting attacks that also took place. We'll let you know as and when we hear anything further.


NickNacks Sat 21-May-16 19:31:37

Very good! Thanks for the update.

Sparklingbrook Sat 21-May-16 19:31:48


Ginmakesitallok Sat 21-May-16 19:32:42


Tiggeryoubastard Sat 21-May-16 19:33:43

Poor, inadequate Jeff. Wasn't as clever as he thought. Still, it'll get him out of the house for a change.

intravenouscoffee Sat 21-May-16 19:34:22

Great news!

insancerre Sat 21-May-16 19:34:32


OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 21-May-16 19:34:34


noeuf Sat 21-May-16 19:35:56

Brilliant news!

Cocolepew Sat 21-May-16 19:36:06

Good news smile

SerafinaScoresby Sat 21-May-16 19:36:29

That's great news!

Drinksforeveryone Sat 21-May-16 19:36:45

Wow. Good news. wine

ImperialBlether Sat 21-May-16 19:36:47

Fantastic news, Justine! I wonder whether the DM will be as quick to report this.

HairySubject Sat 21-May-16 19:37:40

Brilliant update!

TeaPleaseLouise Sat 21-May-16 19:38:14

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PunkrockerGirl Sat 21-May-16 19:40:25

Great news! Thanks for the update.

coffeeisnectar Sat 21-May-16 19:41:01

oh yay! So pleased Jeff will have his day in Court.

Arfarfanarf Sat 21-May-16 19:43:07

It was a couple of kids, wasnt it? (Didnt i read someone was 17? Or 19? Might be misremembering)

Hopefully they learn you simply cannot behave this way.

poocatcherchampion Sat 21-May-16 19:43:24

Good news, but it is the swatting that was the grimmest element IMO. I was thinking of it when I saw you in the flesh shock at workfest Justine. I hope they punish him or whoever for that too soon. flowers

PortiaCastis Sat 21-May-16 19:43:31

Good News Jeffrey you're nicked

DonkeyOaty Sat 21-May-16 19:47:09

Oo er. Jolly good!

QOD Sat 21-May-16 19:56:16


BoreOfWhabylon Sat 21-May-16 19:57:33

Excellent. I'd also read that it was a 17 year old who was charged, and that there was another who hadn't been charged.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 21-May-16 20:02:22

That's great! I'm really glad (and impressed) that they got him/her. Hopefully this will get some publicity and show other script kiddies that they are not invincible and untraceable.

DailyMailFodder Sat 21-May-16 20:07:21

That's good news. It would be really brilliant if they get a prosecution and that whoever is prosecuted gets a significant punishment.

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