Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 26410
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2017/09/20 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2002/11/5 [Computer, Computer/HW/Drives] UID:26410 Activity:nil
11/4    Yet another reason to avoid helping your friends out with their home
2017/09/20 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

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Axe man hacks man over hacking fears By 41 John Leyden Published Monday 4th November 2002 16:58 GMT A family friend who linked the PCs of two brothers together was attacked with an axe after one suspected he'd hacked into his machine, a Scottish court heard today. John Wilson, 36, unemployed, attacked John Evans, an oil company analyst, after inviting him over to quiz him over his suspicions last January. Things quickly got out of hand, culminating in Wilson assaulting Evans from behind with a tomahawk-style axe the assailant kept in his bedroom. Evans sustained a number of injuries "including a life-threatening depressed skull fracture", Advocate depute Iain Armstrong, prosecuting, told the High Court in Inverness. Evans, a friend of Wilson's brother, had agreed to link the PCs of the two siblings. However Wilson began to suspect all was not well and became convinced that a disk provided by Evans contained a Trojan horse program which allowed the latter to control his machine. Mackenzie continued: "he Wilson confronted him about the hacking, and was met with a degree of ridicule. Sentencing was adjourned until later this month for psychiatric and other reports.