LulzSec suspect Ryan Cleary sent back to jail - for contacting Sabu

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Ryan Cleary. Image source: BBCRyan Cleary, the British teenager whose arrest made international headlines last year linking him to the notorious LulzSec hacking gang, is back behind bars after breaching his bail conditions.

According to reports, Cleary - who has been charged with launching distributed denial-of-service attacks against the likes of the Serious Organised Crime Agency, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) - breached his bail conditions by accessing the internet over Christmas.

And who is he said to have contacted on the net? None other than LulzSec leader Hector Xavier Monsegur (alias "Sabu").

Ironically, Sabu was recently revealed to have betrayed LulzSec members, and associated Anonymous hacktivists, by secretly working for the FBI for many months.

It now transpires that the authorities re-arrested Cleary on March 5th, the day before the news that Sabu had been working secretly for the authorities was made public.

Cleary's solicitor, Karen Todner, says that her client is being held in Chelmsford Prison.

It has been claimed that Cleary suffers from Asperger's syndrome, and there have also been suggestions that he had a difficult childhood.

Image credit: BBC

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2 Responses to LulzSec suspect Ryan Cleary sent back to jail - for contacting Sabu

  1. Dennis Cox · 1289 days ago

    Hmm sounds like he's well on his way from a difficult childhood to a rough adulthood.

  2. trudy tayler · 1288 days ago

    well we all had a bad childhood but .we never hurt or hacked or spyed .on no one .so big deal he had a bad child hood .welcome to the real world loser.grrrrr!

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Graham Cluley runs his own award-winning computer security blog at, and is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and gives computer security presentations. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley