Well, he had an iPhone. Guilty as charged m'lord.
The teenager who hacked TalkTalk three years ago has been hauled before court charged with computer misuse offences after allegedly amassing a Bitcoin fortune worth more than £300,000. Elliot Gunton, who pleaded guilty in 2016 to hacking Brit ISP TalkTalk, was said to be selling stolen personal data on cybercrime forums and …
Wednesday 3rd April 2019 22:00 GMT Anonymous Coward
I know the police are cash strapped but does anyone else not see the problem with relying on the honesty of a known offender? I know we hope people want to avoid re-offending but "Trust but verify" comes to mind
"Our unit does not have specialist software for home visits and we have to rely on the honesty of the offender,"
Wednesday 3rd April 2019 22:01 GMT Irongut
"they ban the offender from using private browsing mode, deleting browser history or doing anything else that prevents unskilled police employees on home visits from trawling through an offender's internet activities"
ROFL. If they are unskilled how would they even know if you were hiding your dodgy activity? There are so many ways to hide activity from using a different browser that you just don't disclose to using a VM for your dodgy browsing. That supposed punishment is laughably unenforcable.
Wednesday 3rd April 2019 22:01 GMT vogon00
Thursday 4th April 2019 10:43 GMT clyde666
Thursday 4th April 2019 14:47 GMT DontFeedTheTrolls
"earned his Bitcoin wealth by selling stolen Instagram data on an unnamed internet forum, including posts where Gunton allegedly claimed to have "fresh to market" details of "high tier" Instagram users"
Hopefully they are going to name the unnamed Internet forum and Instagram users, or is the above as deep as the burden of proof goes for convictions these days...