Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ryan Cleary's Mother watches from gallery he 'cyber hacker' is accused of bringing down 'British FBI' site - 23rd June 2011

The mother of a teenager accused of hacking into the British equivalent of the FBI today told how feared he would commit suicide as he appeared in court.

Rita Cleary, dressed in black, wore a pained expression as she watched magistrates remand her son Ryan, 19, in custody to allow police to quiz him about attacks on the CIA and U.S. Senate.

But Mrs Cleary, 45, fears her son, who was described by a ‘vulnerable young man, would attempt to kill himself if he was not granted bail soon.

Cleary is accused of hacking the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency.

He appeared for the first time in public at the City of Westminster Magistrates Court after he was charged with five hacking offences.

The reclusive computer nerd is said to be ‘cooperating’ with Scotland Yard in their probe into LulzSec, a hacking group which has claimed responsibility for computer attacks on Soca website, the CIA, U.S. Senate, NHS and games firms, Sony and Nintendo.

Today the loner was remanded in custody for up to three days to allow detectives to question him about other alleged computer offences in America, which could result in him facing extradition.

But his mother Rita, 45, warned that any attempt to extradite him to the United States would be a death sentence for him.

Today the alleged hacker, who suffers from agoraphobia, appeared anxious and frightened during the short hearing. Read More