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31 July 2012, 17:14

TeaMpOisoN's TriCk sentenced to six months

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Justice icon Junaid Hussain, 18, known as "TriCk", the leader of hacking group TeaMpOisoN, was sentenced to six months in prison for accessing the Gmail email account of former special adviser of Tony Blair and publishing details from her contacts database. Hussain had previously pled guilty to the conspiracy and computer charges which arose from the publication of phone numbers and email addresses of Members of Parliament and the House of Lords and a separate event which left the national anti-terror hotline "permanently engaged" for three days.

His barrister claimed in mitigation that his crimes were no worse than the antics of the Bullingdon Club, a secret dining club at Oxford University of which the current Prime Minister and Mayor of London were members. Hussain recently sat his A-levels and has previously been offered places on computer forensics courses. Charges of defacing a number of web sites have been ordered to remain on file, according to the Telegraph.


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