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Injunctive relief for company blackmailed by anonymous hacker (PML v Person(s) Unknown)

Injunctive relief for company blackmailed by anonymous hacker (PML v Person(s) Unknown)
Published on: 10 May 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
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Article summary

Dispute Resolution analysis: Richard Munden, barrister at 5RB, examines a High Court decision to restrain an unknown defendant from publishing data he had stolen when he hacked into the claimant company’s computer system, and which he was threatening to disclose unless it paid him a ransom. The court also ordered the defendant to identify himself (a self-identification order). or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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