UK: JAILED: Chorley hacker who took down police websites

From This is Lancashire:

A 20-YEAR-old man who carried out cyber attacks on police websites as revenge for being convicted of a bomb hoax has been locked up for 16 months.

Liam Watts, from Chorley, targeted the Greater Manchester Police website in August last year and then carried out an attack on Cheshire Police sites in March.

Sentencing him at Chester Crown Court on Monday, Judge Patrick Thompson said the offences were “an attack on law and order in this country”.

Watts admitted two counts of unauthorised acts with intent to impair operation of or prevent/hinder access to a computer at a hearing in April.

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