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Alleged hacker Ryan Cleary is back in jail

Broke bail conditions
Mon Apr 02 2012, 09:42

A MAN accused of being associated with the Lulzsec hacktivist campaigns is back in jail.

Ryan Cleary, who allegedly ran the Internet Relay Chat rooms used by the group, was arrested last year but released on bail with some conditions.

His lawyer, Karen Todner, told The INQUIRER that Cleary has been re-arrested for breaking his bail conditions.

Cleary was ordered not to use the internet, but apparently broke that bail condition by emailing Hector Xavier Monsegur, otherwise known as Sabu, over Christmas.

He was re-arrested on 5 March, the day before other Anonymous-linked hackers were arrested and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) went public with the news that Sabu had turned informant.

Cleary remains accused of hacking into the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency as well as some other organisatons. When he was released in June 2011, the conditions of his bail required him to stay home at night and stay off the internet.

The then 19-year-old was charged with four offences under Section 3 and 3A of the Computer Misuse Act of 1990 and one offence under Section 1 of the Criminal Law Act of 1997. µ


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