US man jailed for attempting to hire cybercriminal to wipe fines
A US man who posted an advert on Craigslist requesting the services of a cybercriminal has been handed a two-year prison sentence. He wanted fines he owed to be wiped clean.
Education: Degree in history, postgraduate diploma in journalism and a PGCE PCET with a specialism in journalism.
Highlights of your career: Writing a novel in my early 20s which, while unpublishable, I'm very proud of.
What malware do you hate the most? Hate is a very strong word. They are all problematic.
Favorite activities: Anything cultural.
Golden rule for cyberspace? Don't overshare – privacy is an understated virtue.
When did you get your first computer and what kind was it? No idea when but it was the ZX Spectrum – tape cassettes for games.
Favorite computer game / activity: Street Fighter II; Super Mario Kart; Metal Gear Solid.
A US man who posted an advert on Craigslist requesting the services of a cybercriminal has been handed a two-year prison sentence. He wanted fines he owed to be wiped clean.Narinder Purba
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Edward Snowden has been described as a “international human rights defender” by the European Parliament, which has called on all EU member states to back the whistleblower.Narinder Purba
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