Man ad­mits lot­tery hack at­tack

Birmingham Post - - NEWS -

A BIRM­ING­HAM cy­ber crook has ad­mit­ted com­mit­ting of­fences against the Na­tional Lot­tery, af­ter a Na­tional Crime Agency in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Idris Kay­ode Ak­in­wunmi, 21, pleaded guilty this week at Birm­ing­ham Crown Court in re­la­tion to a 2016 at­tack.

He ap­peared along­side Daniel Thomp­son, 27, of New­cas­tle, who also pleaded guilty to his in­volve­ment in the same in­ci­dent.

Ak­in­wunmi, of Kingston Road, Birm­ing­ham, ad­mit­ted unau­tho­rised com­puter ac­cess with in­tent to com­mit other of­fences and fraud by false rep­re­sen­ta­tion. He is un­der­stood to have ac­cessed Na­tional Lot­tery cus­tomer ac­counts.

One of the of­fences in­volved him ac­cess­ing a lot­tery ac­count of a player named as I Bent­ley with the in­ten­tion of gain­ing money in Novem­ber 2016.

Thomp­son, of Mill­field Av­enue, New­cas­tle, ad­mit­ted unau­tho­rised com­puter ac­cess with in­tent to com­mit other of­fences.

He also ad­mit­ted two counts of ob­tain­ing an ar­ti­cle for the com­mis­sion of a com­puter mis­use of­fence.

> Idris Kay­ode Ak­in­wunmi

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