UK: Canary Wharf computer hacker jailed for stealing thousands of pounds in gold

Francesca Gillett:

A thief has been jailed after he stole thousands of pounds worth of gold by hacking into a company computer system from his Canary Wharf home.

Adam Penny, 25, hid one of his laptops in the toilet at his lavish apartment in a bid to stop detectives discovering his operation.

The hacker stole the names, addresses and parcel tracking numbers of customers who were waiting for deliveries of gold bullion, which he passed on to three other men who acted as interceptors.

Read more on the Evening Standard.

Not satisfied with the take, he even attempted to blackmail the company, it seems. The company was not named in either media report.

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