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Two UK teens plead guilty to hacking charges

June 26, 2012 - London

Two British teens from the computer hacking group Lulzsec have pleaded guilty to charges related to a string of attacks on several high-profile websites.

Ryan Cleary, 19, and Jake Davis, 18, admitted being part of Lulzsec, an offshoot of the notorious Internet hacking collective Anonymous.

They and two others, Ryan Ackroyd, 25, and a 17-year-old boy, have denied other similar hacking charges.

They all will all face trial in April 2013, the BBC reports.

According to the report, Cleary also faces charges in the US, where he stands accused of breaking into a number of websites, including that of the US X Factor, in order to deface them and steal personal details.

Lulzsec claimed responsibility for attacking the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) website.

It also claimed to have attacked News International, whose website for The Sun was defaced with a false story suggesting that the newspaper's owner Rupert Murdoch had died.


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