With society’s increasing dependence on the internet for communication, shopping, banking, social interactions and business activity, there has been an inevitable increase in investigations and prosecutions for offences related to online activity.
Our specialist cyber crime lawyers have extensive expertise in conducting cases relating to:
- Computer hacking
- Data and identity theft
- Phishing scams
- Online fraud
- Malware and cyber extortion
- Cyber security
- Offences under the Computer Misuse Act 1990
We represented the public face of the hacking group The Lizard Squad who were responsible for the Christmas 2014 cyber-attack on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network, which resulted in a worldwide shutdown of those gaming networks on Christmas day. The Lizard Squad hacking group publicly took responsibility for the cyber-attack. Following a lengthy police investigation by the South East Regional Organised Cyber Crime Unit, no charges were brought against our client or the group.
We represented a client who is considered to be one of the UK’s most prolific cyber criminals. Our client was accused of committing crimes that covered several international jurisdictions and was reputed to have also hacked US law enforcement agencies. Following our lengthy legal arguments, the Crown offered no evidence for the hacking offences.
23 Jul 2021
Richard Cannon comments in The Times re the Mike Lynch extradition ruling
Partner Richard Cannon comments on the news that a judge at Westminster Magistrates’ Court has ruled that Mike Lynch can be extradited to the US, in The Times. Richard’s comments were published in The Times, […]
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