Teenager sentenced in connection with cyber crime
27 July 2012
Junaid Hussain, 17 (5.08.94) of Birmingham, has today, Friday 27 July, been sentenced to six months in prison at Southwark Crown Court.
He had pleaded guilty on Thursday 28 June to:
Conspiracy to cause a public nuisance contrary to Sect 1(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977 - between 1.1.10 and 14.4.12 within jurisdiction of the Central Criminal Court, he conspired with others to cause a public nuisance. As leader of TeamPoison he was involved in the making of nuisance phone calls to the Anti-Terrorist Hotline which had the effect of preventing legitimate callers getting through;
An offence contrary to Section 1 of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 (unauthorised access to a computer) ((previously reported counts 3 and 4 were compressed into a single count)). This offence relates to the illegal acquisition and publication of Tony Blair's address book in June 2011 by TeamPoison.
A further offence was left to lie on file.
The investigation was conducted by the Police Central eCrime Unit (PCeU), who investigate the most serious cases of cyber crime.
Detective Inspector Stewart Garrick, of the PCeU, said: "Hussain's actions were foolish and irresponsible. Today's sentencing emphasises the seriousness of his offence and should act as a deterrent to anyone else who feels that they can act in such a manner."