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Brit LulzSec suspect charged over NHS, plod web attacks

Tabloid rag and top spooks also among alleged targets

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An alleged member of hacker group LulzSec appeared in a London court on Friday charged with conspiracy over cyber-attacks against websites maintained by the CIA and the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency.

Ryan Ackroyd, 25, of Oak Road, Mexborough, Doncaster, is also charged with breaking into systems maintained by the NHS and Sun newspaper publisher News International, the BBC reports.

At a hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court, district judge Howard Riddle granted Ackroyd, who spoke only to confirm his name and address and did not enter a plea, bail pending a case management hearing before Southwark Crown Court on 11 May.

Unemployed Ackroyd is accused of conspiring with Jake Davis, 18, Ryan Cleary, 19, and a 17-year-old lad to launch a string of denial-of-service attacks against websites between 1 February and 30 September 2011.

Bail conditions imposed on Ackroyd ban him from accessing the internet, The Guardian reports.

Ackroyd, who is accused of using the hacker label Kayla, also faces allegations in the US that he participated in hacks against the Fox Broadcasting Company, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and the Public Broadcasting Service. ®

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