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Court Hears Hacking Cases against Two Teens

Police officials from Britain are heading for USA for collecting clues pertaining to a PC-hacking case, which may help in prosecuting a pair of British teenagers thought to have conducted cyber-assaults for the LulzSec and Anonymous hacking groups, published Guardian.co.uk in news on August 30, 2011.

In a brief hearing at the Southwark Crown Court where 19-year-old Ryan Cleary and 18-year-old Jake Davis weren't present, their cases were merged unlike ever-before.

The charge on Cleary belonging to Wickford, Essex is of conniving with other individuals for building a botnet to be remotely controlled. The botnet comprised of zombie or compromised PCs that crashed websites with DDoS assaults.

Cleary's further accused of having allegedly executed cyber-assaults on or prior to June 20, 2011 on the website of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, the website of UK Phonographic Industry, and Soca.

Meanwhile, Davis, belonging to the Sheltand Islands, surrendered to captivity by officials of the e-crime unit of Metropolitan Police while an investigation was going on into Anonymous and LulzSec groups.

The charge on Davis is of committing crimes within the purview of the Computer Misuse Act, the Criminal Law Act, and the Serious Crime Act as also illegally collecting data stored on NHS PCs, participating in assaults against News International as well as taking part in an assault, which brought down the website of Soca.

The police officers in Britain indicate that Davis is accused on 5 counts of offences, including conniving towards executing a DDoS assault against the police department that overwhelmed its Internet site with so much traffic that it crashed.

Meanwhile, the security researchers said that 22-year-old Peter Gibson a student in Britain was as well accused during the 3rd-week of August 2011 in connection with Anonymous hacking assaults that backed WikiLeaks the online whistleblowers during 2010. Gibson too surrendered to the Metropolitan Police's E-Crime Unit when he was arrested during April 2011 and is up to now the sole British to be accused in connection with the assaults. During the detention period, there was also pressure on WikiLeaks from the U.S government for having disclosed confidential diplomatic cables.

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