- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2011

LONDON (AP) - A British court has freed on bail a teenager accused of acting as spokesman for computer hacking groups LulzSec and Anonymous.

Eighteen-year-old Jake Davis was arrested last week at his home on Scotland’s remote Shetland Islands by the police e-crime unit.

He is accused of mounting a cyberattack on Britain’s Serious Organized Crime Agency and other offenses.

Police say he used the online nickname Topiary and acted as a spokesman for the two hacktivist groups, which have been linked to attacks on Britain’s National Health Service, Sony Corp., The Sun newspaper and other targets.

Davis appeared Monday at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London. Judge Howard Riddle ordered him released on bail _ on condition he not use the Internet _ until a court appearance Aug. 30.

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