Former contractor charged over unauthorised access to data and judicial offences

A man will appear in court today charged by detectives from the Cybercrime Squad over alleged unauthorised access to a company’s server and several judicial offences.

In 2018, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Cybercrime Squad established Strike Force Dedal to investigate unauthorised access to the server of an Australian-based sales company.

Following extensive investigations, a 58-year-old man was issued a Court Attendance Notice on Monday 30 December 2019 for unauthorised function with intent serious offence, tamper with evidence with intent to mislead judicial tribunal, do act intending to pervert the course of justice (x2), and fabricate false evidence with intent to mislead judicial tribunal.

Police will allege in court that the man, who was a former contractor of the company, remotely accessed the server and downloaded documents.

It is further alleged the man deleted more than 350 downloaded files after a court order was issued to access his computer.

He is due to appear at Bankstown Local Court today (Monday 17 February 2020).

Anyone with information in relation to technology-enabled crime is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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