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Teenager From Essex Commuter Town Arrested For Hacking CIA, NHS and Sony

by | 21st, June 2011

We know there’s not a lot to do in Essex but nineteen year old Ryan Clarey surpassed himself in making his own fun he’s just been taken in for questioning by the police for hacks on Sony, the CIA and the NHS. That hack on Sony being the biggest theft of personal data so far in internet history.

The British police in conjunction with the FBI have raided his house in the small commuter-town of Wickford Essex for evidence about hacking activities. Ryan himself is now under arrest in London and has not yet been charged. The spate of recent hacktivist attacks on governments and corporations have been blamed on hacker groups Anonymous and LulzSec (twitter here ). Targets have apparently included the Spanish police, the IMF and potentially the UK’s 2011 census data, though the attack on Sony in which 100 million credit card details were stolen was the best-known and the most damaging.

Anonymous and LulzSec are loose and anonymous

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