Sean Caffrey

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Forensic examination of Sean Caffrey’s pc discovered the stolen information on his laborious drives

A pc hacker has admitted stealing a whole bunch of consumer accounts from a US army communications system.

Sean Caffrey hacked into the US Division of Protection system in 2014, the Nationwide Crime Company (NCA) stated.

He accessed and stole the ranks, usernames and e-mail addresses of greater than 800 customers, in addition to of about 30,000 satellite tv for pc telephones.

At Birmingham Crown Courtroom Caffrey, 25, of Sutton Coldfield, admitted an offence beneath the Laptop Misuse Act.

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The NCA stated the theft occurred on 15 June 2014 and Caffrey was arrested in in March 2015 after intelligence confirmed the hack originated from his web connection.

Forensic examination of his computer systems discovered the stolen information on the laborious drives.

Officers additionally discovered that a web based messaging account linked to the assault had been opened and operated beneath a pseudonym utilizing Caffrey’s computer systems.

The Division of Protection stated it value about $628,000 to repair the harm.

Caffrey, of Lichfield Street, admitted inflicting a pc to carry out a operate to safe unauthorised entry to a program or information.

He shall be sentenced on 14 August.