August 1, 2011

Alleged Member Of LulzSec Released On Bail

An Internet hacker who was allegedly a part of the group LulzSec has been released on bail after being charged with five offenses.

Jake Davis, an 18-year-old from Shetland Islands, was released on Monday after being charged with allegedly being involved in computer attacks and break-ins by the LulzSec and Anonymous hacking groups earlier this year.

He was granted bail to stay with his mother at their new home in Spalding, Lincolnshire on condition that he does not access the Internet either directly or through anyone else. 

Davis also is required to wear a tag to make sure he keeps to a 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew.

Police believe Davis was a member of the LulzSec and Anonymous hacking groups under the name "Topiary."  He was arrested at 2:10 p.m. last Wednesday.

He has been charged with offenses under the Computer Misuse Act, the Serious Crime Act, and the Criminal Law Act.

Davis is accused of gathering data from the National Health Service computers, being involved with attacks on News International and being part of an attack that caused the website for the Serious Organized Crime Agency to collapse.

Authorities believe the hacking attacks compromised personal data for hundreds of thousands of people through the NHS, and the bank details of a large number of people when Sony Pictures Entertainment was hacked.


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