Teenage LulzSec suspect released on bail


1 Aug 2011

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A judge has released on bail 18-year-old Jake Davis, the British teenager charged with hacking offences as part of a police crackdown on the hacktivist collectives LulzSec and Anonymous.

Scotland Yard detectives allege Davis, while using the handle Topiary, is among LulzSec’s leaders. The group has said it is behind various cyber attacks in the past couple of months.

Police arrested Davis in the Shetland Islands last week, and he has been charged with several computer-related offences, including attacks on Sony, the Serious Organised Crime Agency and the websites for the Sun and Times newspapers.

District Judge Howard Riddle, at Westminster magistrates’ court, released Davis on bail, on several conditions: Davis may not access the internet or ask others to do so for him. He must also adhere to an overnight curfew at his family’s new home in Spalding, Lincolnshire.

Davis is next due in court on 30 August.