A man from Hertfordshire charged with blackmail and Cybercrime offences

A 24-year-old man has been charged with blackmail and cybercrime offences after a business’s data was targeted.

Ashley Liles, of Fleetwood, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire was charged with one count of Blackmail and one count of unauthorised access to a computer with intent to commit other offences under the Computer Misuse Act. 

This was in relation to an attempt to blackmail an Oxford-based company in March 2018. He is due to appear at Reading Magistrates Court on Thursday 6 June.