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.
R. Allen Stanford’s jury, a day after finding the Texas financier guilty of leading a $7 billion international fraud, will continue hearing evidence on federal prosecutors’ request that he forfeit $300 million in assets.
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.
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.
News Corp.’s U.K. unit told about 800 readers of its Sun tabloid that computer hackers may have stolen their home addresses, phone numbers and other personal details during an attack on the newspaper’s website.