Aviva ‘revenge’ phone hacker jailed for 18 months

BBC reports:

A man has been jailed for 18 months for hacking into 900 phones belonging to the insurance company Aviva.

Richard Neale, 40, pleaded guilty to carrying out the attack as revenge after falling out with colleagues.

He was previously a director at Esselar, a company contracted by Aviva to run its security network. Prosecutors said data had been wiped on hundreds of devices.

Esselar missed out on £500,000 of future business deals as a result.

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