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Computer Hacking & Malware

The Computer Hacking Lawyers at this firm are experts in the field of Cybercrime Defence. We understand that Hacking is performed by sophisticated technology users exploring new ways of using hardware or software; not criminals. Our Cybercrime Solicitors appreciate that the hack may not be illegal, or that your skill may not have been invested with wrongful intentions. We have specialist skill in defending hackers or those accused of using Malware to commit Cybercrime.

Recent years has seen a growing obsession with the prosecution of Computer Hacking Offences. Since the cyber-world is without geographical boundaries, it is a gamble to anticipate which authorities will claim jurisdiction. Given the FBI’s unparalleled experience and resources in pursuing hackers, the USA very quickly impedes on most medium to high profile investigations and seeks to extradite those accused of any Computer Hacking Offences. The likelihood of being convicted in a US court is not only higher than in the UK, but the expected sentences are most often shockingly lengthy.

What is Computer Hacking ?

Our Cybercrime Solicitors are familiar with a wide range of Computer Hacking Offences. Hovering over someone’s shoulder and looking at their passwords to enter their online accounts is the most basic from of hack. Jailbreaking an iPhone is another type of hack. However, the most recognised and difficult form of hacking involves the relentless studying of a programme, identifying its weaknesses and creating software to exploit those weaknesses and deliver the ‘payload’.

Our Lawyers are supported by leading Barristers and QCs who have acted in some of the largest hacking prosecutions of recent times. Cybercrime is a relatively new mainstream legal concept. The law is continuously developing, investigative tools are improving, prosecutors are beginning to share their strategies and approaches. The world leaders are collaborating and continue to develop new ways to tackle hackers for the protection of national and international interests. The Convention on CyberCrime (Budapest Convention), the EU Cybercrime Directive and the UK’s launch of the Metropolitan Police Central E-Crime Unit (PCeU) are but an example.

What can our Computer Hacking Lawyers do to help ?

If you are facing an allegation of Computer Hacking, regardless of the seriousness of the accusations being made, it is vitally important that you contact us and arrange to meet with a specialist Cybercrime Solicitor. Your allocated team will be at the forefront of the Cybercrime defence world and you will be supported in achieving your objectives every step of the way.

We will study the allegations and identify legal, factual and technological defects in the case. We will obtain your instructions and absorb your knowledge of Computer Hacking, where it exceeds ours. We will work with you to ensure that unlawfully obtained evidence or evidence which is not free of ambiguity is never used to prosecute you.

We will engage with forensic computer and networking experts to challenge the prosecution's allegations and present the findings in a way that the jury will not only understand but also believe.

Computer Hacking & Autism / Asperger's Syndrome

If you have any medical conditions or other personality traits which may have impacted your involvement with the allegations, we will investigate those and obtain professional opinions for the Court. For example, recent studies have started to connect Autism and Asperger's with Computer Hacking. Professors who are studying the subject seem to have concluded that Autistic people develop a fascination with 'solving-complex-problems' and are not motivated by financial greed when involved in Computer Hacking. Further studies have analysed the age of those accused of Computer Hacking offences and found the average age to be around 17 years.

Book a free consultation with our Cybercrime Lawyers

Our Cybercrime Lawyers are familiar with all issues routinely featuring in Cybercrime and Computer Hacking allegations. We firmly believe that early action in any case is pivotal to increasing the chances of success. In such complex and intimidating investigations or prosecutions, you will require skilful advice at every juncture. We will offer you a free consultation for you to discuss your case with us. 

Please Contact Us and ask to speak to our Cybercrime Lawyers to arrange a meeting, whether face to face, online or by telephone. If you prefer, you can WhatsApp us from the link you will find at the bottom banner if you open this page on your mobile phone device.