Teenaged hacker dropped plans to hack White House after finding the ‘Anarchist Cookbook’ “too boring”
A 16 year old female hacker and ISIS sympathiser dropped plans to hack into the White House because the extremist guide on how to do it was “too boring.” The teenager whose name has been kept anonymous as per UK law, is undergoing trial in Manchester Youth Court in United Kingdom.
The girl, who is from Manchester, was arrested earlier in October for planning mayhem on Anzac Day in Australia. She avoided custody for possessing material on Thursday after pleading with the court to give her a second chance to show she was not a fanatic.
The teenager was first detained by anti-terror police in April along with the 14-year-old boy from Blackburn, Lancashire. The 14 year old, who was sentenced in a separate trial, had admitted plotting an Isil-backed beheading at the Anzac Day parade in Melbourne, all masterminded from his Lancashire bedroom. He was later found to be guilty and detained for life making him the youngest British terrorist.
Prosecutors said that she used her school computers to look up ISIS killer Jihadi John and claimed a chemical recipe found by detectives was in response to a Blue Peter children’s TV programme on fireworks. She also searched for images of the terror group Isil and images of Michael Adebolajo, the killer of Fusilier Lee Rigby in Woolwich in 2013.
In connection with her separate charges, the girl was sentenced to an intensive 12 month referral order with youth offending teams to address her radicalisation.
It came after she pleaded with the court, saying: “I deeply regret what I have done. I wish to make changes if I get the chance to prove I am not a terrorist.”
Passing sentence District Judge Khalid Qureshi said: “It must be every parent’s worst nightmare to discover their child has been accessing material they should not, of whatever type. The judge added,“Sadly many parents are still ignorant of the dangers that easy and unrestricted access to the internet can pose.”