LulzSec Hacker Released On Bail

By Nicholas Young on August 2, 2011, 2:20PM EDT
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A second teenager has been accused of hacking both the CIA and Sony in what's become an ongoing investigation into Cyber Terrorism. Jake Davis, 18, was thought to have participated in the attacks from a tiny wooden chalet located a mile from Lerwick in the Shetland Isles.

Davis, who was arrested on the 27th of July, allegedly used the online persona 'Topiary' to lead attacks in the hacking group LulzSec against not only Sony and the CIA, but the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) and News International aswell.

The teenager is facing five charges consisting of gaining unauthorised access to a computer system, encouraging or assisting offences, two counts of conspiring to commit offences and conspiring to carry out a distributed denial of services (DDoS) attack.

The DDoS attack is when hackers flood a website with too much traffic, causing them to crash. It is a method used widely by LulzSec and the other main hacker group, Anonymous.

Davis, who spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth at City of Westminster Magistrate's Court has been given bail by Judge Howard Riddle but under strict terms. Davis may not access the internet from a PC or any other online enabled device, a curfew between 10pm and 7am and to sleep at an address in Spalding, Lincolnshire.

Davis will next appear at Southwark Crown Court on the 30th of August.

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