Hacker pleads guilty to attacks on UK Police, Oxbridge university websites

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

A 21-year-old British man has pleaded guilty to charges that he attempted to bring down a number of websites, including those belonging to Oxford and Cambridge universities, as well as the site belonging to the Kent Police force who ultimately arrested him.

Lewys Stephen Martin was charged last November, following an investigation by Kent Police’s Special Branch investigations team, and the Kent Police Digital Forensic Unit.

Investigators discovered that Martin had used the online alias “Sl1ink” when he anonymously contacted the media, claiming to have shut down the Kent Police website…

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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.