Teen charged with hacking into Attorney General’s computer??

Saw this news item in the Wednesday September 19th, 2007 Trinidad Express newspaper :

Teen charged with hacking into AG’s computer
Wednesday, September 19th 2007

A TEENAGER has been charged with hacking into the internet account of the Attorney General’s office.

Shezie Huggins, 19, yesterday appeared before Magistrate Ejenny Espinet in the Port of Spain First Magistrate’s Court.

Huggins is alleged to have illegally attained and used the internet account of Attorney General John Jeremie on two separate occasions.

The incidents are said to have occurred on July 31 and August 1, respectively.

Huggins, who was represented by attorney Sean Cazabon, pleaded not guilty to the two charges.

The court heard that police officers entered the Diego Martin home of Huggins’ parents and seized the family computer he is alleged to have used.

The case has been adjourned to November 20.

A few observations :

  • It doesn’t mention it, but this is probably the second time in Trinidad and Tobago’s history that someone has been charged under the Computer Misuse Act.
  • The headline is inaccurate, according to the article, the person used the internet account of the Attorney General, not “hack” into the AG’s computer.
  • Is the internet account of the Attorney General’s office a dialup account?!!!

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