Anonymous suspect 'Topiary' charged over DDOS attacks

The suspect, 18-year-old Jake Davis, has been charged with five counts

By , IDG News Service |  IT Management, anonymous

A 19-year-old man, Ryan Cleary, was arrested on June 20 at his home in Wickford, Essex, for allegedly taking part in the attacks against SOCA. He is charged with five computer-related offenses and stands accused of distributing tools to build a botnet used to attack SOCA as well as websites of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and the British Phonographic Industry.

Last month, the U.K.'s Police Central e-Crime Unit also arrested a 16-year-old last month on suspicion of violating the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

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