Friday, June 14, 2024

Student Charged for Launching Cyberattacks on Virgin Media, Vodafone and BBC

Student Jack Chappell arrested for helping Cyber Criminals to attack millions of website, including a 2015 assault on NatWest that cut down the firm’s online banking systems.

Prosecutors claim that Chappell provided DOS Softwares, which crashes sites by flooding them with tremendous volumes of data and also ran an online helpdesk for hackers as part of the operation.

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The 18-year-old, from Stockport, was charged after an examination-driven by the West Midlands Regional Cyber Crime Unit, helped by Israeli Police, the FBI and Europol’s European Cybercrime Center.

He has been accused of disabling the operation of PCs under the Computer Misuse
Act, in addition to supporting or helping an offense and money laundering crime
proceeds together with an American national.

Chappell allegedly attacked the sites of T-Mobile, EE, Vodafone, O2, BBC, BT, Amazon, Netflix, Virgin Media and the National Crime Agency.

None of the Denial of Service assaults Chappell is claimed to have been behind prompted the robbery or loss of any client information.

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