A 20-year-old Brit has been formally charged for hacking into a number of sites in the US.
Ryan Cleary, from Essex, has been accused by US prosecutors of breaking into various websites, including the US X-Factor site – he could face a maximum of 25 years in jail if convicted.
He is also facing similar charges in the UK after allegedly hacking into the website of the Serious Organised Crime Agency.
He is also accused of conspiring to steal the confidential information of people who singed up for info about the US X-Factor show. This was the first hack to have been claimed by LulzSec, a group suspected to be linked with hacktivists Anonymous.
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