The sentencing hearing for the Quadsys Five, who pleaded guilty in July to hacking into a rival security reseller, has been postponed as relevant paperwork remains uncompleted.
Oxford Crown Court confirmed the “pre-sentence report” was not yet ready and 29 September is new date the defendants will be put before the beak.
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“It [the case] will not go ahead without that,” a clerk told us.
Quadsys owner Paul Streeter, MD Paul Cox, director Alistair Barnard, account manager Steve Davies and security consultant Jon Townsend were charged in summer 2015 with breaching a rival database to pinch customers data and pricing info.
The five pleaded guilty to “securing unauthorised access to computer material, contrary to section 1 of the Computer Misuse Act 1990”.
The penalty on summary conviction would be 12 months in the slammer, and/or a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, or, on indictment, two years and/or an unlimited fine.
As El Reg revealed a week ago, Kaspersky was the first security vendor to publicly sever its trading relationship with Quadsys. ®