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LulzSec: Shetland teen charged over computer hacking claims

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posted on Jul, 31 2011 @ 10:54 PM

Originally posted by purplemer
reply to post by GogoVicMorrow

Exclusive: British Police Duped by LulzSec Into Arresting the Wrong Guy

That Daily Tech article claiming he's innocent was from 4 days ago when he first got arrested. Yesterday he was formaly charged and tomorrow he will be in court so the 'evidence' that they were being duped certainly isnt being taken seriously by the uk Crown Prosecution Service at this stage. If it was a simple case of mistaken identity im sure they wouldnt been so quick to charge him. They must have more evidence than a username? I guess we will find out more in the next few days.

edit on 31-7-2011 by PhoenixOD because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 07:44 AM
Ok here is the latest update on this story now that Jake Davis has been to court this morning. It seems there was more evidence than just a possible link to a username.

LulzSec hacking: teenager ‘had cache of 750,000 passwords’

A teenager alleged to be a leading member of the LulzSec hacking group had 750,000 people’s personal details on his computer system when he was arrested, a court heard.

Jake Davis, 18, used a network of 16 machines at his home in the Shetland Islands, the prosecution said this morning.

He spoke only to confirm his name and address, and was granted conditional bail at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court. Wearing jeans, a black T-shirt, denim shirt and sunglasses, he carried a book, “Free radicals: The secret anarchy of science”, as he left court.

Davis was arrested on Wednesday by specialist cyber crime detectives from Scotland Yard. He was bailed until a Crown Court hearing on 30 August, on the conditions that he wears an electronic tag and does not access the internet.

The alleged hacker faces five charges including conspiracy to mount a cyber attack on the Serious Organised Crime Agency’s website. It was forced offline on June 20 after a denial of service attack, which overloaded its servers with traffic.

He is accused of using the online alias “Topiary” to play a leading role in LulzSec. It emerged in April after splintering from Anonymous, a more politically-motivated hacking collective, and claimed credit for a string of cyber attacks on high-profile targets, including the CIA, Sony and News International.

Topiary was believed to be the group’s main spokesman, giving media interviews and using the LulzSec Twitter account to boast about its exploits in nautical-themed language.

Topiary’s own Twitter account was almost completely wiped on 22 July to leave a single message proclaiming that “you cannot arrest an idea”.


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posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 07:48 AM
reply to post by PhoenixOD

I think the lad has been trolled.It is easy enough to make it look like dupe someone. he even uses the same name. but really the proof is in the pudding. the attacks have not stopped..

posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:25 AM
Oh well, least he's getting a free trip to London. Poor lad.

posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 09:39 AM
According to news articles, he had a draft of the Murdoch obituary on his computer and a cache of 750,000 stolen accounts/passwords/personal information.

Apparently this person had no fear whatsoever of being caught, else I can't understand why any of this would have been stored unencrypted on a hard drive to begin with rather than encrypted on some small portable storage medium that's easily hidden somewhere (microsd, flash drive, etc). And knowing that all these law enforcement agencies are after him, he doesn't even bother to wipe his hard drives, encrypt, move information, etc? I just don't understand.

"LulzSec hacking: teenager ‘had cache of 750,000 passwords’"

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posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 09:58 AM
reply to post by IamCorrect

dude its becuase they're lazy or so arrogant they don't think they will be caught.

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