Dark web drug dealer and hacker to pay out £17,000 and carry out 200 hours of unpaid work

Victoria Wheldon reports:

A Scots computer hacker who used the ‘dark web’ to sell drugs has been ordered to pay £17,000 in compensation and carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.

David Trail set up and administered the Topix2 website, an online black market site which he used to buy and sell drugs including Diazepam from his home in Edinburgh’s Fountain Park area.

Using some of the most sophisticated computer systems ever seen by Scottish police, the 26-year-old IT specialist also hacked into the computer system of his former employer, Scotweb, and accessed information and credit card details of a number of their customers.

Read more on Herald Scotland. Scottish Legal News has some additional details.

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