Feeds

Court bans man called Peter from calling himself Peter

Because he is accused of being Anonymous

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

A man called Peter has been banned from using the name "Peter" on the internet as a bail condition after being charged today with unauthorised use of a computer.

Peter David Gibson, 22, from Hartlepool, was among three men and one unnamed 17-year-old charged at the City of Westminster Magistrates Court this morning for offences in connection with the LulzSec and Anonymous hacks.

The other three accused – Ashley Rhodes, 26, from Kennington in South London; Christopher Weatherhead, 20 from Northampton; and the 17-year-old student from Chester – were also bailed. All three were banned from using particular internet handles as a condition of their bail. They each face separate charges of conspiracy to carry out an unauthorised act in relation to a computer.

The bail conditions from the City of Westminster Magistrates court state that Gibson has also been forbidden from taking part in any communication over internet relay – ie, taking part in chatrooms or IRCs.

The court records state that bail has been granted on the following conditions:

1) Not to be part of any internet relay and not to participate in any internet relay action.

2) Not to use the internet using the name "Peter".

The reason given was "to prevent reoffending".

Luckily Peter David Gibson seems to have two forenames so he shouldn't be stuck for alternative handles.

The men and the unnamed minor are due back in court on 18 November. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Bladerunner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it
Go ahead, you're all clear, kid... Sorry, wrong film
Euro Parliament VOTES to BREAK UP GOOGLE. Er, OK then
It CANNA do it, captain.They DON'T have the POWER!
Musicians sue UK.gov over 'zero pay' copyright fix
Everyone else in Europe compensates us - why can't you?
I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations
Quick, call the Time Cops to sort out this paradox!
Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US HAS RADICALISED ME!
Now my lawyers have bailed 'cos I'm 'OFFICIALLY' BROKE
Forget Hillary, HP's ex CARLY FIORINA 'wants to be next US Prez'
Former CEO has political ambitions again, according to Washington DC sources
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
5 critical considerations for enterprise cloud backup
Key considerations when evaluating cloud backup solutions to ensure adequate protection security and availability of enterprise data.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.