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Police charge teen with hacking crime agency

Ryan Cleary, the 19-year-old British teenager arrested on Monday on suspicion of participating in an online hacking scheme, has been charged in London with attacking the site for Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA).

The charges follow five months after the arrests of five males, including three teenagers, as part of a UK police investigation of cyber-attacks related to WikiLeaks.

In addition to SOCA, Mr Cleary was charged with hacking the sites for the British Phonographic Industry and the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry last year.

Irish Independent