Cyber Crime Centre catches Lower Hutt hacker

Cyber Crime Centre catches Lower Hutt hacker
Cyber Crime Centre catches Lower Hutt hacker 


A former information technology employee of a Lower Hutt sauce and 
condiment manufacturer has been fined more than $8000 after hacking into 
the firm's network and accessing private emails.

The case is the National Cyber Crime Centre's first prosecution and 

Geraint Jones, an IT systems engineer, was employed to build an IT 
network for Groenz, formerly French Maid Foods, in 2004, and worked 
there until September 2008, according to court documents.

 From that point he carried out consultancy work for the firm on a 
contract basis, but Groenz terminated the relationship in July 2009 
after he had a falling-out with management over a telecommunications 

In September he hacked into the firm's system, and destroyed its phone 
server -- wiping out phone data.

A search warrant carried out by the cyber crime centre revealed that 
Jones had also accessed emails between Groenz management about him, and 
between Groenz and the centre about him, as well as emails between the 
managing director and his daughter.


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