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Last Updated: Thursday, 10 February, 2005, 19:56 GMT
Charge over tsunami 'hacking' bid
A man has been charged over an alleged attempt to hack into a website set up to raise funds after the Asian tsunami.

Daniel Cuthbert, 28, of Whitechapel, east London, has been charged with one offence under the Computer Misuse Act.

Scotland Yard said the charge followed an alleged unauthorised access of the Disasters and Emergency Committee site on New Year's Eve.

Mr Cuthbert is due to appear at Horseferry Magistrates' Court next Thursday.

The disaster fund has raised an estimated 250m to help victims of the tsunami.

Tens of thousands of people used its web pages to offer money to those caught in the Boxing Day tragedy.

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