Explore the latest news and trends  

Sign up for our weekly security newsletter

Be the first to receive important updates on security


Eighteen-Year-Old UK Teen Imprisoned for Hacking


A teen boy of Britain who became infamous because of hacking several prominent government employees of United States like John Brennan, erstwhile CIA director as also James Clapper erstwhile intelligence director, received imprisonment for 2-yrs on April 20.


The hacker, Kane Gamble, aged 18, admitted committing 8 counts of intentionally gaining illegitimate access as well as 2 counts of doing illegitimate alteration of computer data, reports Guardian.


Also as per reports from the Internet, Justice Haddon-Cave while announcing the sentence described Gamble as leading one cyber gang which operated one utterly nasty campaign involving cyber terrorism that was politically motivated. The judge further issued an order of seizing Gamble's computers. Itwire.com posted this, April 23, 2018.


Judge Charles Haddon-Cave was at the criminal court of Old Bailey in London when declared the sentence.


Evidently, Gamble operating in his bedroom of a Coalville residence situated in central England pretended to be the employees for grabbing passwords as well as acquiring extremely sensitive information spanning some 2-yrs beginning from the age of fifteen.


While in the disguises, Gamble would become John Brennan the then chief of Central Intelligence Agency to representatives of telecom firms such as AOL and Verizon. He reportedly acquired many sensitive documents from the inbox of Brennan's private e-mail while he even managed garnering details of intelligence as well as military operations carried out inside Afghanistan and Iran.


Kane as well aimed attack on Jeh Johnson the ex-homeland security secretary of America when the hacker talked to his target over phone. Moreover, Gamble along with co-hackers further attacked erstwhile FBI deputy director Mark Giuliano; deputy NSA (national security advisor) Avril Haines for Barack Obama; as also senior adviser of science and technology John Holdren in Obama administration.


While Gamble asserted before the jury that he didn't ever want his victims any harm, his assertion didn't convince the judge.


Gamble got detained during 2016 after which he pleaded guilty in 2017 that he performed ten incidences of unlawful hacking; however there was no declaration of his identity as well as information in the case till he had completed 18 years of age in 2017 October.

» SPAMfighter News - 4/26/2018

3 simple steps to update drivers on your Windows PCSlow PC? Optimize your Slow PC with SLOW-PCfighter!Email Cluttered with Spam? Free Spam Filter!

Dear Reader

We are happy to see you are reading our IT Security News.

We do believe, that the foundation for a good work environment starts with fast, secure and high performing computers. If you agree, then you should take a look at our Business Solutions to Spam Filter & Antivirus for even the latest version of Exchange Servers - your colleagues will appreciate it!

Go back to previous page