(31)  Scottish hackers convicted in Cardiff of offence against Surrey estate agents

On 3 April 1998 in Cardiff Crown Court three students at Glasgow Caledonian University were convicted of an offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. The trio’s offer to improve the Website of a large Surrey estate agency had been turned down and in revenge they replaced advertisements of up-market houses on the existing Website with pornographic pictures of women and couples as well as obscene texts. The prosecution was brought in Cardiff because the Internet service provider on which the Website was based was located in South Wales.