Alleged LulzSec Hacker Charged
Ryan Ackroyd is accused of involvement in attacks on the CIA, the NHS, Fox, PBS, Sony and other organizations.
According to the BBC, an alleged member of the LulzSec hacker group was recently charged with conspiracy over attacks against the CIA's Web site, as well as the Web site of the UK's Serious Organized Crime Agency.
"Ryan Ackroyd, 25, of Oak Road, Mexborough, Doncaster, is also charged with breaking into systems maintained by the NHS and Sun newspaper publisher News International, the BBC reports," writes The Register's John Leyden. "At a hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court, district judge Howard Riddle granted Ackroyd, who spoke only to confirm his name and address and did not enter a plea, bail pending a case management hearing before Southwark Crown Court on 11 May."
"Ackroyd, who is accused of using the hacker label Kayla, also faces allegations in the US that he participated in hacks against the Fox Broadcasting Company, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and the Public Broadcasting Service," Leyden writes.
Go to "Brit LulzSec suspect charged over NHS, plod web attacks" to read the details.
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