LulzSec hacking suspect denied access.. to his girlfriend

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

As one hacking suspect is denied access to his girlfriend, another is charged with a series of internet attacks.

A teenage boy from Chester has been charged by British police in connection with a series of internet attacks by the Anonymous hacktivist group.

The 17-year-old, who has not been named, is scheduled to appear next month before magistrates. According to a press release, posted on the Metropolitan Police’s website, the boy faces charges of:

“conspiracy to do an unauthorised act in relation to a computer, with intent to impair the operation of any computer or prevent or hinder access to any programme or data held in a computer or to impair the operation of any such programme or the reliability of such data – contrary to Sec 1(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977”.

Anonymous, LulzSec and other hacking groups have claimed responsibility for a series of DDoS attacks against government and company websites in the last year.

The teenager has…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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