Man admits lottery hack attack
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.
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