18yo Jake Davis Charged for DDoS Attacks on SOCA

Well it has surfaced again, the story that UK police got their man, and they are 100% confident its him that they have charged him with the SOCA attacks. 18yo Jake Davis from Shetland islands UK, was arrested on the 27th of July 2011 and has been held for questioning since and is now due to be charged on Monday 1st of August 2011, these charges related to an attack anonymous did on the SOCA website 20th June 2011. Here is the full list of the charges against Jake Davis:

  • Unauthorized 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

Seem like u heard this story before? Its probably because u have, just swap the name of Jake Davis for Ryan Cleary. Both have been accused of taking part in the attacks, yet there is a fair amount of evidence that they were only minor players, if that in the hacking game. Ryan for one was just a web host, and Jake Davis is said to be Topiary, the well known spokesman for Anonymous and more recently LulzSec. Now there is a lot of rumor going around that Jake Davis is in fact not Topiary, but the police are certain it is. Some of these rumors are backed by the apparent lack of good Internet connection in the location where Davis was arrested, that the police have been tricked into getting a different person then the real Topiary and in fact borrowed that alias name  "Topiary"  of another Internet user some time in 2010. As far as anyone from anonymous or lulzsec announcing or confirming his arrest, its been really quiet. with not much talk over the chats and a lot of speculation over the social media and main stream media. On @AnonymousIRC twitter account was a call for the law to free all arrested/charged anons. > FREE TOPIARY, FREE TRIVETTE, FREE OWEN, FREE TFLOW, FREE NO, FREE TRIVETTE, FREE ANTHTOPHOBIC, FREE ANANON, FREE ALL OF THEM! #AntiSec

Note, the first one, FREE TOPIARY, now, this could be pure disinformation to lead police to think they have the real Topiary or could be real, Either way, Another person is being charged with computer offences and is probably going to face jail time for using a computer... So as the weeks go on I'm sure we will see more and more of Mr Davis life being brought to light, sit back and watch the on going show of Anonymous vs the law. Keep watching :)

Lee Johnstone

Lee Johnstone

Information Security Data Analyst, Investigative Journalist, Technology Lover, Mechanic.

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