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Birmingham Hacker Confesses the Theft of US Military Data


UK authorities announced on Thursday that a British national has pleaded guilty for hacking into Department of Defense system of US stealing credentials of approximately 30,000 satellite phones.


A 25-year-old man from the borders of Birmingham namely Sean Caffrey, confessed for breaking into a military communications system of US on 15th June 2014 and stealing over "hundreds of user accounts". National Crime Agency releases a press statement saying "The hacker robbed "usernames, email addresses and ranks of over 800 users of a satellite communications system along with around 30,000 satellite phones."


He confessed of the guilt at Birmingham Crown Court to a crime under the Computer Misuse Act. Deccanchronicle.com posted on June 14th, 2017, stating that the theft which cost nearly 500,000 Pound to fix it happened on June 15th, 2014.


Officers of National Cyber Crime Unit of National Crime Agency and West Midlands Police have arrested Sean Caffrey in Mar.2015 after intelligence revealed that the hack started from Caffrey's internet connection.


Officers of National Crime Agency conducted forensic examination of man's hard drives, and found stolen data there. Evidence found on the computer of the hacker revealed that an internet messaging account had been opened related to the attack but Caffrey had used a different name. Officers of NCA further discovered one online messaging account related to the attack was opened as well as operated with a pseudonym using computers of Caffrey.


Caffrey has now confessed for the guilt to the charges made against him under the Computer Misuse Act at Birmingham Crown Court. The Department of Defense of the United States has claimed that $628,000 was spent to repair the damage caused by the hacker.


The NCA is having people of skills similar to Caffrey but they are doing just opposite to him in identifying cyber criminals and getting them to justice.


"We are working for keeping the internet space safe for people who use it legally." Caffrey confessed at Birmingham Crown Court on Thursday (15th June) for the crime under the Computer Misuse Act. The NCA is having people of skills similar to Caffrey, but they are doing just opposite to him in identifying the cybercriminals and getting them to justice. He is due to be back in the court on 14th August for the sentence.

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