London police today charged Jake Davis, 18-years old, from the Shetland Islands, Scotland, with computer misuse, Metropolitan Police said in an e-mailed statement. Charges include unauthorized access to a computer system and “conspiracy with others to carry out a Distributed Denial of Service Attack on the website of the Serious and Organised Crime Agency,” according to the statement.
The U.S. charged six alleged members of Anonymous, LulzSec and other hacking groups with trying to break into computers used by News Corp.’s Fox Broadcasting, security firm HBGary Inc. and foreign governments including Yemen.
Ryan Cleary and another member of the LulzSec “hacktivist” group, pleaded guilty to disrupting websites at Sony Corp., the Central Intelligence Agency and News Corp. while denying they illegally posted confidential data.
Ryan Cleary, a 20-year-old member of the LulzSec “hacktivist” group, installed or altered files on Pentagon computers that were controlled by the U.S. Air Force, British prosecutors said in a court document.
Hector Xavier Monsegur, a hacker with the group Anonymous cooperating in a U.S. probe, won’t face prosecution on charges including attempted drug- dealing and illegal gun possesion, according to a plea deal.