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Monday, 23 April 2018 09:53

UK teen first under 18 to get jail term for hacking

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British teenager Kane Gamble, 18, has been given a two-year term in youth detention for hacking offences he committed at the age of 15, marking the first time that someone under 18 has been given a custodial sentence for hacking.

Gamble, who went by the name Cracka at the time, broke into online accounts belonging to former CIA director John Brennan, former US intelligence director James Clapper and other high-profile US Government employees in late 2015 and early 2016.

According to online  reports, Justice Haddon-Cave said Gamble was the leader of "a cyber gang" that ran a "an extremely nasty campaign of politically-motivated cyber terrorism" during the sentencing.

The judge also ordered that his computers be seized.

Gamble was taken into custody in February 2016 and pleaded guilty to 10 charges of hacking in October 2017.

He first hacked into Brennan's AOL account, before moving on to former US secretary of homeland security, Jeh Johnson, then Haines.

In October 2015, Gamble went after accounts belonging to FBI special agent Amy Hess and her boss at the bureau, Mark Giuliano.

A month later, he tried to gain access to an FBI portal. Early in 2016, he focused on Clapper's Comcast account and another Obama official, Vonna Weir Heaton.

Also in January 2016, he targeted a Comcast account operated by Holdren and tried to break into network of the US Department of Justice.


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Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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