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A London court heard this morning how 18-year-old Jake Davis allegedly had the login passwords of 750,000 people on his computer when he was arrested in the Shetland Islands last week.
Davis is suspected by the authorities of being "Topiary", the public face of the Anonymous and LulzSec hacktivist groups.
British police have tonight named the teenager they arrested in Shetland last week, in relation to the LulzSec and Anonymous hacking groups.
Jake Davis, 18, will appear in court on Monday charged with five offences including unauthorised computer access and conspiracy to carry out a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack against the SOCA website.
As 'promised' earlier this week via Twitter, Anonymous and LulzSec have released another treasure trove of documents, this time stolen from managed security services firm ManTech International, an FBI service contractor.
The nearly 400MB torrent released on The Pirate Bay titled Fuck FBI Friday III: ManTech contains a mix of XLS and Word documents mainly relating to NATO, which AntiSec claims clearly show how ManTech are wasting tax payer's money.
From the release statement:
Earlier today the blogosphere lit up with news that "Topiary" a key hacker from Anonymous and LulzSec was arrested. Topiary, along with "Sabu", was viewed as a LulzSec "chief", instrumental in orchestrating the group's many sophisticated attacks. But all may not be as it seems.
If the arrested man was indeed LulzSec's Topiary, he couldn't have picked a much more perfect lair. Much like a James Bond villain, the alleged hacker was arrested on a remote island -- one of the Shetland Islands, off the north coast of Britain's mainland.
Police in the U.K. have arrested the man they believe has been serving as the unofficial spokesperson of the hacktivist group LulzSec.
The 19-year-old suspect, who uses the online alias "Topiary," was arrested Wednesday at a home in the Shetland Islands, located off the northeast coast of Scotland, and was booked at a London police station, according to a statement. In a recent interview inside an internet chat room, Topiary was asked by Salon.com reporter Peter Finocchiaro whether he feared arrest.