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Alleged hacker released on bail, prohibited from using Internet

August 1, 2011 | 11:56 am


A teenager arrested on suspicion of hacking activities was released by a London court on bail but was prohibited from using the Internet.

Police allege Jake Davis, 18, is the spokesperson for the online hacker groups LulzSec and Anonymous, and goes by the alias "Topiary," among others, on the Web.

The man was arrested last week by the Metropolitan Police Service, also known as Scotland Yard, and was charged Sunday with five criminal offenses, according to a press release by the agency. He was released Monday, according to a report by Reuters.


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Image: Jake Davis, 18, an alleged hacker, leaves Westminster Magistrates Court on Monday after being granted bail. Credit: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images