Published On: Mon, Jun 19th, 2017

Bungling airport and hospital hacker “His Royal Gingerness” jailed

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A man who hacked into Norwich’s airport and hospital websites and boasted about his criminal acts in a video posted under the pseudonym “His Royal Gingerness” has been jailed.

Daniel Devereux, 30, of no fixed address, had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing at Norwich Magistrates’ Court to two counts of unauthorised access under the Computer Misuse Act.

On Friday, he was sentenced to 20 weeks for hacking into the website of Norwich airport, which subsequently was closed for three days to allow IT staff to recover from the attack and secure the system at a cost said to be in excess of £35,000.

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