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Trevor Meegan in first E-crime trial outside London

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Trevor Meegan has appeared in the first such trial to take place outside London.  The defendant faced a prosecution under the Serious Crime Act and Computer Misuse Act.   He had posted a link encouraging people to join a co-ordinated cyber attack on the Home Office website, in 2012, which caused the website to crash, and had also encouraged web users to join a Distributed Denial of Service attack on the constituency website for the Home Secretary, Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP.    The Crown asserted that the accused was a ‘cyber warrior’ and a member of the international activist hacking group ‘Anonymous’.    Anonymous are a worldwide network who have been held responsible for highly sophisticated hacking activities against Government agencies, corporations, the police and religious organisations.

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