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Man charged with cyber attack on University of Cambridge

A man has been charged with cyber attacks on the websites of Cambridge and Oxford Universities.

Lewys Martin, 20, of Walmer, Kent, is also accused of service attacks on the public-facing website of Kent Police.

Martin is charged with eight counts of "unauthorised acts of intent to impair operation of, or prevent/hinder access to, a computer" and three counts of "unauthorised computer access with intent to commit other offences".

Martin has also been charged with four counts of obtaining "an article for supply for use to commit/to assist in commission of computer misuse offence" and two counts of failing "to comply with a Section 49 notice to disclose the key to protected information".

He will appear in court next month.


Cambridge University loses world number one spot

Cambridge ranked second in the world Credit: Chris Radburn/PA

The University of Cambridge has ended it's two-year reign as the world's best institution according to a new league table which ranks leading universities.

Cambridge slips to second and concedes top spot to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The league table was published in the annual QS World University Rankings.

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