Angry hacker threatened ISP… with an axe

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

A 29-year-old man has admitted hacking into an ISP’s servers and deleting data belonging to the business, after he threatened to burn down its offices and menaced a company director with an axe.

Bryce Kingsley Quilley, of Tailem Bend, South Australia, pleaded guilty to three counts of unlawful modification of computer data at the Adelaide firm that he used to work for, one aggravated count of threatening to cause harm and one aggravated count of threatening to damage property.

Clearly Quilley was having some anger management issues on June 14th last year, when on three separate occasions he hacked into the company’s servers using confidential passwords and information, menaced the company director with an axe and threatened to burn down the building.

At the time, South Australian police described the incident…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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