UN investigates hack after more than 100 credentials posted
UN investigates hack after more than 100 credentials posted

A man from Shropshire has been charged with hacking into the United Nations' computer systems.

According to the Shropshire Star, Matthew Beddoes has been charged with around 40 offences under the Computer Misuse Act as part of an investigation by the Serious and Organised Crime Agency.

Beddoes, of Dawley in Telford, was initially arrested in November over the unauthorised modification of computer material stored at UN offices in Germany.

A spokesman for the Serious and Organised Crime Agency said Beddoes had been charged in connection with the alleged hacking of data in relation to 'carbon credits' – traded certificates that permit the emission of CO2 – and no one else had been involved in the plot.