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Met Police Charge Man After Mumsnet hack 

The Met’s Cyber Crime Unit (MPCCU) has charged a man with three offences under the Computer Misuse Act.

[A] David Gerrard Buchanan, 18 (25.02.98) of Vann Road, Haslemere, Surrey was charged on Saturday, 21 May with two counts of causing a computer to perform a function to secure / enable unauthorised access to a programme / data, contrary to section 1 of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and also one count of unauthorised acts with intent to impair operation of or prevent / hinder access to a computer, contrary to section 3 of the Computer Misuse act 1990.

The charges relate to various incidents of computer intrusion and damage to network profiles following attacks on systems controlled by the website Mumsnet and others between July and August 2015.

Buchanan was bailed to appear at Guildford Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 7 June.

The MPCCU continues to investigate this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police via 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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