June 27th, 2011, 20:36 PM
Alleged hacker Ryan Cleary out on bail
Ryan Cleary, the alleged hacker who was arrested last week and subsequently charged in the U.K. with five counts of hacking, has been released from jail.
Judge Nicholas Loraine-Smith granted Cleary bail today but imposed some limitations on the 19-year-old. According to the U.K.'s Mirror, Cleary has a 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time curfew. He has also been electronically tagged and will not be allowed to leave his home without the company of at least one of his parents. Cleary is also not allowed to access the Internet or have any products allowing him to go online.
Cleary was arrested last week in the U.K. following an investigation into a series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Reports initially claimed that Cleary was a member of LulzSec, a hacking group that apparently disbanded over the weekend after spending 50 days attacking PBS, Sony, and the CIA, among others. However, LulzSec last week denied Cleary's alleged involvement with its group, saying that he only hosted "one of our many legitimate chat rooms on the IRC server."
British authorities have stopped short of linking Cleary to LulzSec, but they did charge the teenager with launching DDoS attacks against the Serious Organized Crime Agency, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, and the British Phonographic Industry.
Full story: c|net