UK: Reading Crown Court: Hungerford man avoids jail for computer hacking

John Garvey reports:

A computer hacker from Hungerford has narrowly avoided an immediate prison sentence.

The 22-year-old walked from the dock at Reading Crown Court on Monday with a suspended sentence after a judge told him: “We don’t want people like you hacking into our computers and stealing our private information.”

Jack Shepherd had previously pleaded guilty to several charges of causing a computer to secure, or enable unauthorised access to, a programme or data held in another’ paid-for ‘abilities’ within the game – “such as a magic sword”.

Read more on NewburyToday.   Methinks the defendant caught a break. Time will tell whether he keeps his cybernose clean or not.

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