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UK: Ex-employee of ICT contractor jailed for Jet2 cyber attacks

A disgruntled ex-employee has been jailed after he admitted carrying out cyber attacks against Jet2 which took down their computer systems for more than 12 hours. NCA investigators proved that 27-year-old Scott Burns from Morley, Leeds, illegally accessed a domain operated by Dart Group and their subsidiary, Jet2, on two separate occasions in January...

AZ: Ex-workers at Tempe financial firm accused of theft, computer tampering

Nicole Garcia reports: Two former employees of a financial firm in Tempe are arrested in what police are calling a multi-million dollar case of fraud. Officers booked Dria Carr and Eric Hernandez, both of Phoenix, on felony counts of theft and computer tampering. According to detectives, while working at “Freedom Financial Network” in Tempe, Carr...

Saudi hacker gives 19 students full grades, faces jail and millions in fine

Mariam Nabbout reports: A Saudi student hacked into his university’s system to change his classmates’ grades and is now facing legal trouble in the kingdom. This week, the country’s public prosecution recommended the young man receives a four-year jail sentence and a 3-million Saudi riyal fine ($799,804). The defendant, who studies at the King Faisal University in...