Incidents

Eugene Kashpureff1997-09-12 00:00:00 UTC

KASHPUREFF worked to perfect this DNS corruption over a one-year period, under the name "Operation DNS Storm." As a result of KASHPUREFFs actions, between July 10 and 14, 1997, and again between July 21 and 24, 1997, thousands of Internet users throughout the world trying to reach InterNIC were involuntarily rerouted to AlterNICs Web Site, and were impeded from registering or updating the registration of domain names. After launching his Internet attacks, KASHPUREFF boasted to the media about the effects of his scheme, claiming that he could divert all communications destined for China, the 100 most visited Web Sites in the world, and the White House Web Site. On September 12, 1997, a criminal complaint and warrant for KASHPUREFFs arrest were obtained. After discovering that KASHPUREFF had left the United States and was residing in Canada, the government initiated extradition proceedings with the Canadian Department of Justice. Canadian authorities arrested KASHPUREFF in Toronto where he remained in custody for almost two months while he resisted extradition to the United States. On December 24, 1997, after waiving extradition, KASHPUREFF was turned over by Canada to United States authorities and arraigned on charges in Brooklyn.

Julian Taylor1997-07-08 00:00:00 UTC

Passed personal diaries copied from Michael Portillo MPs House of Commons PC

Simon Regan1997-07-08 00:00:00 UTC

Got given personal diaries copied from Michael Portillo MPs House of Commons PC

Carlos Salgado1997-05-21 00:00:00 UTC

Allegedly inserted a program that gathered the credit information from a dozen companies selling products over the Internet. The FBI made two small buys first, with Salgado allegedly selling them 710 numbers for $710, and later 580 numbers for $2,900.

Edward Yearly1997-03-21 00:00:00 UTC

Computer engineer copied a security file while on-site at Marks & Spencers Harrow store. File was then posted on Gates of Underworld BBS. Late Defence challenge to admissibility under PACE s 69. Held that court of first instance had and was entitled to exercise its discretion to allow the prosecution case to be re-opened.

Moody 1997-01-01 00:00:00 UTC

Ex-employee IT specialist charged with accessing remote maintenance port of Local authoritys computerised telephone switch. Outgoing calls could not be made and all incoming calls routed to a single extension. Voire dire on Expert evidence on the reliability of files extracted from forensic image copy of hard disk of seized PC that had been corrupted by previous police investigation. Indictment stayed.