Shetland teenager charged over LulzSec campaign

Shetland teenager charged over LulzSec campaign

Summary: A Shetland teenager was on Sunday charged with five offences under the Computer Misuse Act, Serious Crime Act and the Criminal Law Act.Jake Davis, 18, is suspected of being LulzSec member and spokesman 'Topiary'.

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A Shetland teenager was on Sunday charged with five offences under the Computer Misuse Act, Serious Crime Act and the Criminal Law Act.

Jake Davis, 18, is suspected of being LulzSec member and spokesman 'Topiary'. The alleged crimes with which he has been charged relate to attacks carried out by LulzSec and fellow 'hacktivist' group Anonymous, including a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca).

The alleged offences with which Davis has been charged include unauthorised access to a computer system, encouraging or assisting offences, conspiracy to carry out the DDoS attack on the Soca website, and conspiracy to commit offences under the Computer Misuse Act.

Davis, who was arrested on 27 July in the remote islands north of mainland Scotland, will appear in custody at the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday.

A 19-year-old man has also been charged as part of the same enquiry, and a 16-year-old boy has been bailed.

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