Not Guilty, Pleads Lynx User Accused of Hacking

A man has denied attempting to hack into a website designed to raise funds for victims of the December tsunami, pleading not guilty to a charge of ‘causing a computer to perform a function which intended to secure unauthorised access to a program or data held in a computer’:

Daniel Cuthbert, 28, made a tsnuami-relief donation using lynx — a text-based browser used by the blind, Unix-users and others — on Sun’s Solaris operating system. The site-operator decided that this ‘unusual’ event in the system log indicated a hack-attempt, and the police broke down the donor’s door and arrested him

‘No good deed goes unpunished’, indeed!

Source: BBC News See further: Boing Boing