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The judge orders the arrest of a Canadian hacker who skipped the UK after launching a porn attack on the employer


The judge orders the arrest of a Canadian cyber hacker who "skipped Britain" after launching a porn attack on his former employer

  • Evan Strukoff worked for 5 years at Experience Engine in Great Baddow, Essex
  • The former IT manager [32] attacked the company nine days after being released in October 2017
  • Customers using the website were redirected to "graphic pornographic images".
  • Strukoff is said to have skipped Britain four days before the Chelmsford Crown Court hearing

A judge has ordered the arrest of a Canadian hacker who carried out a porn attack on his former employer before allegedly skipping the country.

32-year-old Evan Strukoff has opened two charges related to the attack on Experience Engine in Great Baddow, Essex, but is contesting questions, including whether his actions have affected the company's commercial operations.

Judge Charles Gratwicke was due to hear a dispute settlement process on Tuesday, but was informed that the defendant had boarded a flight from Heathrow Airport four days earlier.

Strukoff worked for Experience Engine for five years and was IT manager before he was released in October 2017. This was communicated to an earlier hearing.

32-year-old Evan Strukoff has opened two charges related to a cyber attack on his former employer, Experience Engine in Great Baddow, Essex, in which he remotely deleted material and redirected website customers to porn. Pictured: Chelmsford Crown Court, where it should appear

The attack occurred nine days later, the Essex police said, remotely deleting material and redirecting website customers to "graphic pornographic images."

Strukoff admitted the unauthorized modification of computer material and fraud during an earlier hearing at Chelmsford Crown Court.

Judge Charles Gratwicke pictured ordered the Canadian to be arrested for allegedly skipping Britain before the hearing

Judge Charles Gratwicke pictured ordered the Canadian to be arrested for allegedly skipping Britain before the hearing

He had traveled to a trial between Canada and the UK and last attended on Wednesday the 15th.

He had informed the court that he intended to travel to Toronto, Canada to attend a developer conference related to his work.

Matthew Morgan, who is indicting, told Chelmsford Crown Court on Tuesday that passenger records showed that Strukoff boarded a flight from Heathrow to Brussels at 6:50 a.m. and may have traveled to Canada.

Mr Morgan said that a medical note provided had "just been expanded" when a consultation was held the day Strukoff was last on trial.

He said Strukoff left the country "on purpose and on purpose".

Defending Gavin Burrell said Strukoff should testify in the trial.

Judge Gratwicke, who issued an arrest warrant for Strukoff, said: “As soon as he enters the UK, he will be arrested and brought before this court and we will deal with it in these circumstances.

"If someone is ready to go to Canada to attend a developer conference, whatever that means, they can definitely come here."

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