We have reports of failed login attempts, this means people have been trying logging in as admins and have been locked out of the system. We have their IP addresses logged and we will be posting them up as soon as we finish collating them.
We would like to remind everyone that unauthorised access to computer material is a criminal offence under section 1 of the Computer Misuse Act 1990.
Unauthorised access to computer material.
(1) A person is guilty of an offence if—
(a) he causes a computer to perform any function with intent to secure access to any program or data held in any computer, or to enable any such access to be secured ;
(b) the access he intends to secure, or to enable to be secured, isunauthorised; and
(c) he knows at the time when he causes the computer to perform the function that that is the case.
The penalties for the offence can be quite severe, those trying to be too clever could face a custodial sentence:
(3) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable—
(a) on summary conviction in England and Wales, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or to both;
(b) on summary conviction in Scotland, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding months or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or to both;
(c) on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to a fine or to both.
Given the limited scope of this little blog, the list of suspects is not very long. Very few people have an interest in hacking into this blog and we know who they are so please do yourselves a favour and stop the attempts unless you fancy spending Christmas in the company of the police.