Man forbidden to own internet enabled devices
A man has today, Friday 16 June 2017, been handed a Criminal behaviour Order (CBO) preventing him from owning an internet enabled device unless he follows a set of strict rules.
Daniel Devereux, aged 30, and of no fixed address, was sentenced at Norwich Magistrates Court after being charged with two counts of Section 1 of the Computer Misuse Act (unauthorised access).
These incidents, involved the Norwich Airport website on Wednesday 30 September 2015 and a separate incident involving the external website of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on Friday 6 November 2015.
The CBO, which lasts for five years, prohibits Deveraux from:
- Owning or using any device capable of accessing the internet, unless it’s make and model have been given to the police prior to said ownership or use.
- Using any device capable of accessing the internet unless i) it has the capacity to retain and display the history of internet use, and ii) he makes the device available on request for inspection by a police officer.
- Deleting any internet history or allowing any internet history to be deleted from any device capable of accessing the internet that you use.
- Using any device capable of accessing the internet in such a way as to avoid its internet browsing history being saved and readily accessed on the device.
- Buying, using or obtaining any software programme capable of hiding or deleting any internet history.
- Buying, using or obtaining any software programme capable of hiding, concealing or otherwise disguising their internet activity, to include but not exhaustive of, Virtual Private Networks, Proxy Servers and/or the TOR “Dark Web” network.
- volunteer passwords to any and all encrypted files stored on any hard drive or removable media device/ any partition of any hard drive or removable media/ any virtual drive/ any cloud based storage
Detective Sergeant Sam Shevlin from the Norfolk and Suffolk Cybercrime unit, said: “The CBO gives us, the Norfolk and Suffolk Cybercrime Unit, lawful authority to monitor Deveraux and his activity. This is an effective way of preventing further offences and robustly dealing with any breaches.
“This is the first CBO that has been applied for in our Region for offences under the Misuse of Computer Act and I hope it reassures the community that we will pursue and prosecute offenders.
“The team of specialist investigators within the Cybercrime unit provide the technical expertise required to deal with these types of offences. We are totally committed to protecting the public’s digital safety.”
Following a guilty plea the Magistrates sentenced Deveraux to 32 weeks imprisonment, issued him a CBO which will last five years and ordered him to pay £150 as a victim surcharge.
Previous Release 24 May I 10:22
A man has been charged under the Computer Misuse Act following incidents involving the websites of Norwich Airport and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
Daniel Devereux, aged 30, and of no fixed address, has been charged with two counts of Section 1 of the Computer Misuse Act (unauthorised access) in relation to an incident involving the Norwich Airport website on Wednesday 30 September 2015 and a separate incident involving the external website of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on Friday 6 November 2015.
Devereux is due to appear at Norwich Magistrates Court tomorrow (Thursday 25 May).