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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > UK Hacker Might Be Extradited to US

UK Hacker Might Be Extradited to US

UK Hacker Might Be Extradited to US

Added: Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
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An American federal grand jury in Los Angeles believes that British justice won’t be enough for a 20-year-old hacker. A Grand jury has indicted Ryan Cleary on charges connected with the numerous attacks by the LulzSec hacktivists, whose victims were the Fox and PBS television networks, as well as Sony’s movie and TV studio.

Now the guy is awaiting prosecution over similar charges in his motherland, the UK. However, the America is worried that he won’t have to suffer from one of its backward trillion year prison sentences, while in the United States he could be locked up for 25 years.

The Grand Jury is the first step to get Cleary to the United States where he would face the music for crimes he’s done over the pond. Ryan is accused of using botnets in order to steal confidential data, deface websites, and attack servers.

The Feds told the press that the UK man is an experienced hacker, who was controlling his own botnet, using various sophisticated methods. Meanwhile, Ryan’s broad geographic scope affected a lot of organizations and individuals.

The charges of the United States are based on the evidence of a super-grass Hector Xavier Monsegur. The latter pleaded guilty to hacking-related charges and disclosed the FBI information on his fellow hackers. The FBI has released an indictment saying that Ryan Cleary and his unnamed accomplices have hacked into the web systems of News Corp (this one is really ironic), as well as of Sony Pictures Entertainment, where they stole confidential user data. Aside from this, Cleary is also charged with defacing the PBS site and starting DDoS attacks against one of the online gaming sites and UK’s Serious Organized Crime Agency.

However, nobody can explain why exactly Ryan should be charged in an American court with hacking a UK website. The matter is that Cleary is already charged with that in the United Kingdom, so being punished twice for the same offence would be very unfair.

As for the FBI, they magnanimously admitted that the authorities of the United States would “allow the prosecution to take its course” against the hacker overseas prior to deciding whether to seek his extradition to the US. The experts guess that anything less than a British hanging is the request of the US for Cleary to be extradited.

June 19th,2012

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Date:  Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Comments (8) (please add your comment »)

posted by Blocked (2012-06-19 22:25:16)
Crashman_123 avatar"The matter is that Cleary is already charged with that in the United Kingdom, so being punished twice for the same offence would be very unfair."
He forgot to mention that it's also illegal in most countries.

Anyway, this is just ANOTHER instance of the Americans trying to throw their weight around. They've put stupidly long sentences on ALL computer related crimes (FAR in excess of what relative damages would warrant) in order to justify extradition claims (they can't extradite if the crime's maximum punishment is less than 5 years.) I say screw 'em, let him be convicted in the UK (IF he's actually guilty ... we have no proof yet that he's done anything, other than piss off some guy who is trying to reduce his own sentence) then let the yanks try and extradite him after that ... THAT'S where the Double Jeopardy laws come into effect.

posted by (2012-06-20 01:12:55)
hrg avatarwell don't brag in chat rooms and twats like xavia wont be able to grass you, all they got is script kiddies anyway, if your dumb enough to give out personal details or allow yourself to be traced then you deserve it.

-Hacking is more than just a crime, it's a survival trait-

posted by ET lovermen (2012-06-20 02:51:25)
brods73 avatardont think the uk court will even give him any prison time, he will get a probation officer, suspended time? just that the kids who hacked bill gates credit card(amongst others) walked out free(couple years ago)

posted by (2012-06-20 03:49:54)
No avatarF|_|ck i wish i could hack, id hack myself out of poverty then attack the sh!t out of everyone who threatens freedom. hell yeah and if they come for me f|_|ck it im already dying ill shoot em in the face till im dead

posted by (2012-06-20 14:54:06)
jumbo71 avatarwell if hes extradited , why cant bush be extradited with blair to malasia were they were found guilty of war crimes...whats good 4 1 is good for the other i say ....its about time they were held responsible 4 there crimes ...

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2012-06-23 10:16:59)
Embolism avatarHe will get a few years in the UK,nothing like the 25 years in the USA and he will have all other charges taken into account to allow him double jeopardy and so be unable to be charged twice for the same offence.

posted by (2012-07-04 18:26:01)
nicano690 avatarjust maybe if they weren't all unethical greedy twats in the first place people wouldn't hack them news corp what irony we still have the inquiry going on now in to them and all the hacking they did but that's ok because there rich they can just pay the victims off and its all good till the next time.
any way wouldn't you think all these big organisations would have better systems to make it harder to get in to.
gone are the days you could go out and leave your doors open if you did now there would be nothing left when you got home why are people so lax with there computers.
instead of chasing hackers down and giving them ridiculous jail terms hire them to secure your systems.and sack the idiots that are claiming to be doing it now aren't most people payed on performance these days.

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2012-07-12 00:27:11)
Embolism avatarIts already been done Nicano,the creator of the sasser virus and 4 of its derivations was put on probation and hired to work for a certain firewall/antivirus company on a large retainer,the students that hacked the Pentagon some years back were also put on a long term retainer to improve Pentagon security systems and so on,if it suits the powers that be they are more inclined to use the intellect than to lock it up.I am sure the new CYBER unit @fort meade will comprise a few such gifted individuals whose relatively insignificant offences show they have a usable gift in their greater plan to take control globally of the internet.

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