Ryan Cleary, the British teenager arrested last week in connection to the LulzSec hacking collective who ran riot over the internet during the past few weeks before swiftly disbanding, has been granted bail provided he stays offline.
the internet ban includes a confiscation of all of Cleary’s web-enabled gadgets, including his computer, PS3 and iPhone.
Accused of involvement in a string of DDoS attacks on websites, Cleary denies all charges, while members of the LulzSec group have now stated that the teen merely owned servers that hosted a handful of the group’s sites.
Since his arrest, Cleary has been diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome, a form of autism.
“[Cleary] will now be provided with the professional support that he needs. His obvious intelligence can now be channelled into a worthwhile pursuit,” his solicitors told the Financial Times.
LulzSec were responsible for a number of high-profile website hacks, including Sony Entertainment, Nintendo, the NHS, Bethesda Softworks and the Arizona Law Enforcement agency.