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Chinese cyber-dissident jailed for 4 years

According to Reporters Without Borders, Chen Shuqing, an outspoken critic of the Chinese government and advocate of democratic reforms, has been sentenced to four years in jail after he was convicted of "inciting the government's... More...

Egypt Blogger jailed for 'Insult'

An Egyptian court has sentenced blogger Abdel Kareem Soliman to four years' prison for insulting Islam and the president. The trial, which took place in Soliman's native city of Alexandria, is the first time a... More...

Zotob authors jailed

Two Moroccan men have been jailed for releasing the Zotob computer worm, which wreaked havoc on an estimated 250,000 Windows PCs last year. Farid Essebar, 19, of Morocco was sentenced to two years in prison... More...

Phishing duo to be jailed

An American who was part of a multi-million pound ID theft scam in the UK was jailed yesterday for six years. Douglas Havard, age 24, was sentenced on Monday at Leeds Crown Court after he... More...

Porn Dialler Scammer Jailed

An Italian convicted of running a porn dialler scam has been locked up on charges of fraud and virus distribution. The 39-year-old, who hasn't been named, was also fined €3000 by a court in Milan.... More...

Tsunami E-mail Hoaxer Jailed

A hoaxer who e-mailed the families of people caught up in the Asian tsunami telling them their relatives were dead has been jailed for six months. Christoper Pierson, 40, from Lincolnshire, was arrested on New... More...

Software Pirate Jailed

An American software pirate has been jailed for 18 months after running a website offering illegal copies of a range of business software. Kishan Singh, from Lanham in Maryland, had earlier pleaded guilty to a... More...

Software pirate jailed

Counterfeiter enjoyed turnover of £4,500 a month A 23-year-old trainee accountant has been sentenced to 12 months in prison and fined £15,000 for selling thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit software. Lewisham-based... More...

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