17 November 2006

UK - 'Web-rage' man gets prison term

(BBC)
A man has been jailed for more than two years after carrying out the UK's first 'web-rage' attack on an internet user. Paul Gibbons assaulted John Jones at his Essex home, after the pair exchanged insults in an internet chatroom, the Old Bailey heard. "This case highlights the dangers of internet chatrooms, particularly with regards to giving personal details that will allow other users to discover home addresses," said the Investigating Officer.