UK: Businessman ‘seeking revenge’ turned to computer hacking against company

Elwyn Roberts reports:

A businessman turned computer hacker has today been warned that he faces custody.

Gavin Paul Prince had previously denied five offences under the Computer Misuse Act.

But today he changed his pleas to guilty and Judge David Hale described his actions as seeking revenge against a company.

Prince pleaded guilty to unauthorised modification to computer material by modifying email passwords, and that he had unauthorised access to company data.

Prince, 37, of Llys Ywen, Llandudno Junction, who runs a tenant eligibility service, was rebailed pending sentence at the end of the month at Caernarfon Crown Court.

Read more on Daily Post (UK). Earlier coverage by the same news outlet provides more details such as the fact that he had been employed byLetsxl Ltd, and the crimes allegedly occurred in the days after the firm let him know his services as a consultant were no longer needed.

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