Incidents

Julian Assange1991-10-10 00:00:00 UTC

Alleged he and others hacked the systems of the Australian National University, RMIT and Telecom.

Michael Lauffenburger1991-06-27 00:00:00 UTC

The kind of program that Mr. Lauffenburger is accused of planting is known as a "logic bomb," which is secretly stored in a computer and time-set to erase or scramble data. In this case, an encoded set of computer commands was programmed to go off at 6 P.M. on May 24, at the start of the Memorial Day weekend, and then self-destruct But the plot was foiled several days beforehand when the co-worker, curious because he had initially failed to gain access to one of Mr. Lauffenburgers memory banks, came upon the program with the help of the companys security department.

Karl Strickland1991-04-01 00:00:00 UTC

Hacking by Eight Legged Groove Machine 8LGM gang - JANET Joint Academic Network, NAA, BT, Financial Times, European Commission sites hacked by 8LGM. Alleged damage of £120,000. Defendants pleaded guilty and convicted. Sentence of 6 months imprisonment first CMA jail sentences. Hacking described as "intellectual joyriding" and "not harmless".

Neil Woods1991-04-01 00:00:00 UTC

Hacking by Eight Legged Groove Machine 8LGM gang - JANET Joint Academic Network, NAA, BT, Financial Times, European Commission sites hacked by 8LGM. Alleged damage of £120,000. Defendants pleaded guilty and convicted. Sentence of 6 months imprisonment first CMA jail sentences. Hacking described as "intellectual joyriding" and "not harmless".

Unknown 1991-02-04 00:00:00 UTC

Raided but not charged or arrested, member of masters of deception.

Unknown 1991-02-04 00:00:00 UTC

another member of masters of deception who was only raided.

Justin Petersen1991-01-01 00:00:00 UTC

After receiving a tip, Petersen was arrested in Texas in 1991. In an FBI affidavit, Petersen admitted to physically and electronically conducting illegal telephone taps and breaking into Pacific Bells COSMOS and other companies computer systems to check telephone numbers and determine the location of telephone lines and circuits. A grand jury in Texas returned an eight-count indictment, accusing Petersen of assuming false identities, accessing a computer without authorization, possessing stolen account IDs and fraudulently obtaining and using credit cards. Petersen also faced several other charges pertaining to national security: one charge regarded his supposed compilation and documentation of U.S. Federal Government wire taps of persons currently under surveillance. Peterson was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment on March 12, 2010.

Paul Bedworth1991-01-01 00:00:00 UTC

Hacking by Eight Legged Groove Machine 8LGM gang - JANET, BT, Financial Times, European Commission sites Defendant acquitted.

Trollope 1991-01-01 00:00:00 UTC

Ex-employee stole 1,700 customer records on backup tape before setting up competitive PC networking company. Alleged denial of access to original customer records by virus. Defendant convicted of theft and acquitted of unauthorised modification virus charge.

Sean Cropp1991-01-01 00:00:00 UTC

Defendant ex-employee alleged to have obtained 70% discount to which he was not entitled using POS till. Defendant acquitted after jury instructed that access was required from another computer. Cropp Appeal - appeal against acquittal of ex-employee alleged to have obtained 70% discount to which he was not entitled using POS till. Held - meaning of "any computer" was not "any other computer".

Bennet 1991-01-01 00:00:00 UTC

Ex-police superintendent used police national computer to track down his ex-wifes new partner