Scotland Yard arrest of hacker had nothing to do with LulzSec

Wednesday, 22nd June 2011 21:45 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

A 19-year-old man charged with offences under the Criminal Law Act and Computer Misuse Act by the Metropolitan Police Service’s Police Central e-Crime Unit had nothing to do with LulzSec, according to the official Metro Police website.

Ryan Cleary is being charged with DDoS attacks against the website of the Serious Organised Crime Agency, International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, and the British Phonographic Industry.

He is also being accused of making, adapting, or supplying “an article, namely a Botnet, intending that it should be used to commit, or to assist in the commission of, an offence under section 3 of the Computer Misuse Act 1990.”

Earlier reports state the police would be on the lookout for anything related to the PSN hacking in Cleary’s kit, and Naked Security reported the arrest was in connection to recent DDoS attack’s by LulzSec.

Another report stated Cleary was a former member of Anonymous and 808chan associate, who hacked Anonymous’s IRC server after he parted ways with the group.

The Wickford resident is due to appear in custody at City of Westminster Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.



  1. YoungZer0

    Look at those fat hacker fingers. I bet he uses a special keyboard.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Talkar

    I use a g19 keyboard.. Does that mean i have fat hacker fingers? xD

    #2 4 years ago
  3. neon6

    Arresting people based on assumptions is bad.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. NeoSquall

    @2 nope, it means I fucking envy you D:<

    #4 4 years ago
  5. xino

    you know Scotland Yards as I usually think the operation was based in Scotland is actually in central london. I went pass by it just a few weeks ago…history was made for me:P

    #5 4 years ago
  6. NightCrawler1970

    assumption is mother off all fuckups….

    #6 4 years ago
  7. DuckOfDestiny

    This is old, Lulzsec said the moment it was on the news he had nothing to do with them.

    And to be honest, after following Lulzsec for a short while, I’d take anything they say as truth rather than the press.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    Apparently this guy does have something to do with LulzSec, though he just runs their IRC:

    #8 4 years ago

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