Earlier this morning I took part in RTE Radio 1’s Morning Ireland show. I was invited onto the show to talk about the arrest of an alleged member of Anonymous and Lulzsec. The person arrested is an 18 year old teenager called Jake Davis, also known by the online alias Topiary. He was arrested by the London Metropolitan Police on the Shetland Islands off the coast of Scotland last Wednesday. He appeared in court yesterday and has now been released on bail on condition that he wear an electronic tag, is not allowed to access the Internet either directly or indirectly and must obey a curfew between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
He is not the first person alleged to be a member of the Lulzsec or Anonymous groups that has been arrested. Earlier this summer UK police arrested a young man called Ryan Cleary in Essex. They have also recently arrested 17 year old boy in Lincolnshire.
Law Enforcement Agencies in other countries have also been arresting members of both groups. The FBI last week arrested 14 people and are supposedly working through a list of 1,000 names of interest. The Dutch authorities arrested four people. Over the past few weeks authorities in Spain, Turkey, Italy and Switzerland have also arrested people associated with both groups.
The interview can be found on the Morning Ireland podcast and starts approximately 26 minutes and 20 seconds into the podcast. The interview was shorter than planned due to the issues surrounding the presidential campaign for Senator Norris.