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A Canadian Teenager Accused of Hacking

A teen from an isolated Northern Saskatchewan community (Canada) has been accused of hacking into a set of New York based social networking websites.

The 19-year-old accused 'Ryan Devin Lee' hails from Denare Beach, a village of around 750 populace and situated 500 Kilometers to the northeast of Saskatoon close to the Manitoba border.

According to the reports, Lee launched his attack from his home with a "botnet" method by employing thousands of computers across the globe to overwhelm the targeted websites.

Commenting on the issue, Const. Damon Maier, said that in June 2010, a New York man who ran a group of social-networking websites filed a complaint with the police that immediately paved its way to the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) detachment in Creighton, Sask., as reported by the Gazette on August 20, 2010.

Members of the Creighton RCMP detachment released a search warrant on the boy's residence in Denare Beach on June 9, 2010, resulting in the capture of numerous computers along with software. Creighton RCMP was backed by the Canadian Consulate in New York City along with the RCMP Technological Crime Unit, as per an RCMP release.

Investigators claimed that a New York based commercial website was being crashed by a computer found in Denare Beach. The commercial website was the subject matter of a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack and prohibited all users from getting linked to this website.

There were very few hints of Lee using his complete name online - excluding the MySpace page of his girlfriend where they had confessed love for each other. Lee's chat ID photograph showed a youth holding a camera to capture his own photo in a mirror.

Damon Maier said that Lee was not in detention and was due in Creighton Provincial Court September 14, 2010, as reported by The Star Phoenix on August 21, 2010.

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