Oxford, Cambridge and Kent Police Hacker Charged

The same man was sentenced to prison earlier this year for distributing malware

By on November 23rd, 2012 08:44 GMT

20-year-old Lewis Martin has been charged for the cyberattacks he has allegedly launched against the websites of Cambridge University, Oxford University and Kent Police.

The suspect is accused of unauthorized computer access, theft and use of personal data, failing to hand over to investigators passwords that protect encrypted devices, and other hacking-related offenses, Cambridge News informs.

Back in May, Martin was sentenced to 18 months in jail after he was found guilty of spreading a piece of malware advertised as a hack for the Call of Duty video game.

The malicious software allowed him to log keystrokes on the infected computers to harvest personal and financial information.

At the time, he was apprehended after trying to steal computer equipment from educational institutions that were located near his place of residence.

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