Jake Davis named as suspected hacker Topiary by UK police

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

British police have tonight named the teenager they arrested in Shetland last week, in relation to the LulzSec and Anonymous hacking groups.

Jake Davis, 18, will appear in court on Monday charged with five offences including unauthorised computer access and conspiracy to carry out a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack against the SOCA website.

(SOCA is the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency – the very group that investigates serious cybercrime in Great Britain. You can just imagine how they must have felt when cybercriminals launched an attack against their website which made it inaccessible).

Here is the full list of the charges against Jake Davis…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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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.