Hacker who brought down BA and police websites avoids jail
A computer hacker who caused chaos for British Airways and police forces has been given a suspended sentence.
Paul Dixon, aged 24, was caught after boasting about his crimes, which cost BA an estimated £100,000 on Twitter.
‘Computer geek’ Dixon, of The Avenue, Seaham, County Durham, also admitted hacking into police websites in October 2014 then bragging about it.
The unemployed defendant, described by his barrister as socially isolated at the time of the offences, walked out of at Newcastle Crown Court today having been handed a suspended two-year jail sentence and ordered to pay £200... read more
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