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February 6, 2013
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Accused hacker remanded

A software developer who is accused of hacking into a computer at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) was remanded in custody in The Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday.

Charged with unlawful access to computer programme or data and unlawful possession of computer for the commmission of an offence is Philpott Martin of a Kingston 8 address who is to return to court on March 14.

He is being represented by Nadine Flowers.

The Crown is alleging that on January 25 of this year, a team of police officers attached to the Organised Crime Investigation Division (OCID) conducted an operation at West Camp Close Apartments at the defendant's home.

The cops searched the location and seized a number of hardware devices including laptops and hard drives.

The items along with the defendant were later taken to OCID headquarters where the items were analysed by Cyber Crime personnel.

The analysis reportedly found information relating to court files on the hard drives.

Subsequently, the files were viewed at the DPP office and Crown Counsel along with the DPP identified the files as originating from a work computer at the office.

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