LulzSec hacker needs a... chaperone?

Posted by Trent Nouveau

A British teenager accused of hacking the website of the Serious Organised Crime Agency cannot visit his 19-year-old girlfriend without a chaperone.

Ryan Cleary - who was charged with various computer related crimes in June - can only leave home with a parent as per his bail agreement.

However, Cleary's lawyer Ben Cooper asked Judge Nicholas Loraine-Smith if the conditions can be slightly altered so Cleary will be able to visit his girlfriend Amy Chapman without a parent being present.



But Loraine-Smith refused the (rather reasonable) request, at least for now. 

"I will not consider making a variation until the police have interviewed her and that they are satisfied that she is responsible enough to take on the duty," he said in a statement quoted by the Daily Mail.

The judge also issued a stern warning to both Cleary and fellow alleged LulzSec hacker Jake Davis (aka Topiary) to follow their bail conditions to the letter.

"First of all, bail has to be on the same stringent terms for both of these defendants... I reiterate, as I did to one of them who has appeared before me, that if they breach any of these conditions they can be arrested and brought before the court and almost certainly remanded in custody."

Meanwhile, British law enforcement officials have charged yet another teenager over his alleged links to Anonymous. The suspect - who remains unnamed - stand accused of executing a series of Internet attacks under the Criminal Law Act of 1977.

This includes "conspiracy to do an unauthorized act in relation to a computer, with intent to impair the operation of any computer or prevent or hinder access to any program or data held in a computer or to impair the operation of any such program or the reliability of such data."

The suspect has been granted bail and is scheduled to appear at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court on September 7th.