An eighteen-year-old man from Huddersfield has been released on bail as part of an investigation in to hacking by the National Crime Agency. Five other men across the country were also arrested for allegedly using 'Lizard Stresser' - a programme that can take websites offline for up to eight hours at a time.
All six men are suspected of maliciously deploying Lizard Stresser, having bought the tool using alternative payment services such as Bitcoin in a bid to remain anonymous. Organisations believed to have been targeted by the suspects include a leading national newspaper, a school, gaming companies and a number of online retailers.
Glenn Mangham, who hacked into Facebook from his York bedroom, has defended his actions in a blog post.
Ryan Ackroyd is due to appear before Westminster Magistrates on 16th March. The FBI says Ackroyd is also charged with two counts of computer hacking. Each conspiracy count carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
Ryan Ackroyd, 25, from Mexborough, was one of five people charged in a court in New York for being part of the hacking group known as 'Lulz Security'.
It has been revealed that the Metropolitan Police have also charged him, on two counts of conspiracy relating to computers.