british trojan writer goes free

Discussion in 'ten-forward' started by bigc73542, Oct 20, 2003.

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  1. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

    Sep 21, 2003
    SW. Oklahoma
    Jury Buys Man's Trojan Defense
    By SWD Staff,295812,sid6_iss182,00.html#news5

    A British jury bought an alleged hacker's claim that he didn't launch a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that brought down the port of Houston's Web-based systems in 2001.

    In the first jury trial under the United Kingdom's Computer Misuse Act, Aaron Caffrey of Dorset, England, was acquitted of crippling the system with a DDoS attack launched from his home PC. Caffrey claimed a fellow chat- room user installed a Trojan to gain remote control of the PC and launch the attack. Another Englishman's charges for possessing child pornography never made it to trial based on the same strategy. Prosecutors dropped charges against 39-year-old Karl Schofield after an expert suggested a Trojan may have played a role in the illegal images found on Schofield's unprotected machine

    I guess with the right story you can get away with almost anything
  2. beetlejuice

    beetlejuice Registered Member

    Oct 12, 2002
    o_O I wonder if they scanned his PC for Trojans before they let him go? o_O
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