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Cyber criminal to appear at Liverpool conference…

Submitted by on April 16, 2014 – 6:50 am |

Jeff Orr - Stack GroupA former Cyber criminal will be using his experience to warn companies of the threats they could be facing without proper security systems in place.

Matthew Beddoes, who served a prison sentence for hacking the United Nations, will be attending as a “Black Hat” poacher turned gamekeeper at a Liverpool conference in Aintree.

The security themed event, run by IT firm the Stack Group, will be held at Aintree Racecourse on Thursday, June 26.

Matthew, 32, known as the ‘Black Dragon’,  was jailed for masterminding an audacious attempt to hack into the UN’s computer systems to steal £6.5m worth of carbon credits.

He will be doing a live demonstration of some of the vulnerabilities companies face but may not realise they are an issue.

“It is great to have someone with real experience to talk to attendees at the conference, who can explain the dangers of not having the right processes in place,” said Jeff Orr CEO of the Stack Group.

Shrewsbury-born Matthew, created a rogue ‘Trojan’ programme, called Zeus, which allowed him to transfer credits to his own account, but it was thwarted when an incorrect account number was used.

The Liverpool Conference, run by Stack Data Solutions, will also have the latest defensive technologies on show to demonstrate how companies can protect their ideas and systems and from hackers.

For more information on Stack’s bespoke IT services or to attend the conference call 0151 521 2202 or email

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