Police name latest LulzSec suspect

An 18-year-old from the Shetland Islands is set to face court in London this morning over computer hacking charges.

Jake Davis was arrested last week at a home in the Shetland Islands, accused of being part of LulzSec, which has claimed responsibility for hacking Sony, the FBI and the Serious Organised Crime Agency, as well as taking down News International websites.

The Met Police said at the time of the arrest that Davis was the LulzSec spokesman who goes by the name Topiary.

He is set to appear at Westminster Magistrates this morning, facing charges of unauthorised access to a computer system, conspiracy to carry out a distributed denial of service attack on the SOCA site, conspiracy under the Computer Misuse Act, and encouraging or assisting other offences.

Two other teenagers have also been charged with attacks related to LulzSec, while a 17 year old arrested at the same time as Davis in Lincolnshire has been released. He has been named in papers as Davis’ brother Josh.

LulzSec was spun out of hacking group Anonymous, which over the weekend added to its list of targets by breaking into the network of Mantech, a US Government defence contractor, posting online details of correspondence between the company and NATO.

Update: After his court appearance this morning, Davis was bailed on the condition he not access the internet directly or through anyone else. He is staying under curfew at his mother’s home in Lincolnshire, according to a report in The Guardian.

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