UK: Computer hacker shut down Derbyshire holiday firm website in dispute over payment

Martin Naylor reports:

A computer hacker shut down the website of a Derbyshire holiday firm with which he was in dispute “in an act of petty revenge”.

A judge told Glyn Berrington that what he had done to Ashbourne-based Menorca Private Owners “was like stealing a workman’s tools”.

Derby Crown Court heard how Berrington, 49, had that working on his own website instead of on the one he was being paid to maintain for the online holiday company.

When they discovered he had not done the work they asked of him and refused to pay him, he hacked into their website, changing passwords and causing the company to lose “an estimated £2,000 of business”.

Berrington, of Lathkill Drive, Ashbourne, was handed a six-month jail sentence, suspended for 12 months.

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