British police have arrested Jake Davis, an 18 year old that has been placed in connection with the hacker groups LulzSec and Anonymous. Davis will appear in court today as he was charged with five offenses. The offenses include unauthorized computer access and conspiracy to carry out a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service attack) against the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) website.
Below is a full list of charges against Jake Davis as highlighted by Sophos
Unauthorised access to a computer system, contrary to Section 3 of the Computer Misuse Act 1990;
Encouraging / assisting offences, contrary to S46 of the Serious Crime Act 2007;
Conspiracy with others to carry out a Distributed Denial of Service Attack on the website of the Serious and Organised Crime Agency contrary to S1 Criminal Law Act 1977
Conspiracy to commit offences of section 3 Computer Misuse Act 1990, contrary to S1 Criminal Law Act 1977
Conspiracy between the defendant and others to commit offences of section 3 Computer Misuse Act 1990 contrary to S1 Criminal Law Act 1977.
Davis was arrested in Yell, one of the northern isles of Shetland. Yell is a pretty remote area of the British Isles. The British police are confident that Jake Davis goes by the alias “Topiary.” A few days before Davis’ arrest, the Topiary Twitter account was wiped out and replaced with a single message: “You cannot arrest an idea”
Since Davis was arrested, the LulzSec and Topiary account remained silent.