Alleged LulzSec spokesperson "Topiary" released on bail

The person arrested in the UK last week and believed to be the spokesperson for the hacker group LulzSec is a free man, at least for the moment. The Guardian web site reports that Jake Davis, an 18 year old from the Shetland Islands, was released from jail on bail today. Earlier last week, Davis, who the UK police believe to be "Topiary", the spokesperson for the well known hacker group LulzSec, was arrested and charged with several counts of hacking and breaking into computer systems.

Davis held onto a copy of the book Free Radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Science, while the charges that he is accused of were read out loud in a court in London today. The article states that while he is out on bail, he is not allowed to access the Internet, even indirectly. He will stay with his mother and will have an electronic tag placed on him to enforce a curfew which lasts from 10 pm to 7 am.

Technically, LulzSec is supposed to be disbanded. Earlier this year the group gained worldwide attention after it started a series of cyber attacks on various major businesses and government organizations. However, the group decided to shut down its campaign in late June after 50 days of hack attacks. Just before that happened, UK law enforcement arrested and charged another suspected LulzSec member, 19 year old Ryan Cleary. Cleary is accused of setting up a denial of service attack on the Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) on June 20 along with a number of other cyber attacks.

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