Fantastic Cyber Crime Result

Legally reviewed by: Laura Smith In: Corporate & Financial Crime

On Friday 20 December, we secured a fantastic cyber crime result on the below case which has gained international media coverage.

R v Kerem Albayrak – Operation Subtlety: Investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations in the United States of America and the National Crime Agency in the United Kingdom. Prosecuted by the International Justice and Organised Crime Division of the Crown Prosecution Service regarding the alleged hacking and blackmail of Apple Inc. by a member of the “Turkish Crime Family” regarding the compromise of 319,000,000 iCloud accounts in 2017. This case has been widely reported in the international press.

Outcome: Two-year suspended sentence with 300 hours of community work and a curfew for 6 months.

Michael Herford said, “It was a privilege to be instructed and build such a formidable team to defend our client in such a serious and complex case.”

Instructed Counsel was Gillian Jones QC, Joint Head of Chambers at Red Lion Chambers, and Treasury Counsel, Jonathan Polnay of 5 Kings Bench Walk who worked skilfully and tirelessly with us to secure this brilliant result.

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