Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

History
#799 Archive of historic BT 'email' hack preserved
An archive detailing a historic hack and its fallout has been handed over to the National Museum of Computing.

Previously, the cache of documents, press cuttings and letters had been kept by Robert Schifreen, who hacked BT's Prestel system in 1984.

He and Steve Gold took control of Prestel and penetrated the email inbox belonging to the Duke of Edinburgh.

The legal case around the hack helped define computer misuse laws in the UK and around the world.
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#799 Archive of historic BT 'email' hack preserved
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