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Hacking suspect Cleary released on bail

Alleged hacker Ryan Cleary has been released from custody on conditional bail, according to reports.The Essex teenager was arrested a week ago for alleged involvement with DDoS attacks carried out by the group Anonymous.

Alleged hacker Ryan Cleary has been released from custody on conditional bail, according to reports.

The Essex teenager was arrested a week ago for alleged involvement with DDoS attacks carried out by the group Anonymous. He was since then remanded in custody for questioning, but was released on Monday, according to The Mirror.

The 19-year-old has been charged with participating in attacks on the Serious Organised Crime Agency — a DDoS that took place under the joint auspices of Anonymous and the now-defunct LulzSec hacker group — as well as on the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

According to The Mirror's report, Cleary's bail is conditional on him observing a 9pm-7am curfew, being electronically tagged, only leaving the house accompanied by one of his parents, and not being allowed to access the internet or possess any device that could let him online.

Cleary's lawyer says the teenager has Asperger's Syndrome, a condition on the autistic scale. Hacker Gary McKinnon, who is battling extradition to the US for attacking military systems, is also an apparent sufferer from the same syndrome.