Suspected Anonymous hacker ‘had 750,000 passwords’, court hears

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

A London court heard this morning how 18-year-old Jake Davis allegedly had the login passwords of 750,000 people on his computer when he was arrested in the Shetland Islands last week.

Davis is suspected by the authorities of being “Topiary”, the public face of the Anonymous and LulzSec hacktivist groups.

According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that Davis was charged with five offences including unauthorised computer access and conspiracy to carry out a…

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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.