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03 July 2012, 16:24

Blair email hacker pleads guilty

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Scales icon The leader of the hacker group "TeaMp0isoN" has pleaded guilty to stealing the address book details and other private data from former British Prime Minister Tony Blair in June of last year. According to a report from The Sun, Junaid Hussain, also known as "TriCk", has now admitted to hacking into a Gmail email account belonging an advisor to Blair by the name of Katy Kay.

Hussain, 18, from Birmingham, said that he used an ID "Trick" to access the aide's account and steal confidential data including addresses, phone numbers and email addresses belonging to Blair, his wife, and sister-in-law Lyndsye Booth, as well as Members of Parliament (MPs) and Members of the House of Lords. Ben Cooper, Hussain's lawyer, told the court that the offences had just been a prank.

After admitting to conspiracy and computer charges at London's Southwark Crown Court, Judge Peter Testar granted Hussain bail until sentencing later this month, advising him to be "under no illusions" that he may go to prison. Hussain has also confessed to taking part in and leading members of the hacker group to attack the UK national Anti-Terrorist Hotline with hundreds of hoax phone calls.


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