Lulzsec hacker Davis freed, back on the Internet
Posted on 25 June 2013.
Jake Davis (aka Topiary), the former Lulzsec hacker and spokesman, has been released from the Feltham Young Offenders' Institution, where he spent 37 days following his sentencing in May.

Having originally been handed a 2-year sentence in a young offenders' facility, the 20-year-old hacker was detained for little over a month because in the 21 months after his arrest and before the trial he had already worn an electronic tag that limited his movements.

Back on Twitter with his own name and identity, Davis has shared that the will be on parole for the next year, and subject to intense monitoring for the next five.

He hasn't been banned from using a computer or the Internet, but he is prohibited from contacting any of his former Lulzsec colleagues or anyone who associates themselves with Anonymous. His also forbidden from creating encrypted files or folders, deleting his Internet history or securely wiping data.

He is currently living in London, and plans on publishing a diary he wrote while in detention. He has also said that he is working on a film about the Internet, and has voiced his support for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

"I don't personally feel the restrictions placed upon me are unfair," he stated on Twitter. "Others have far worse."

Davis has been found guilty of two counts of conspiracy to do an unauthorized act with intent to impair the operation of a computer concerning the attacks against Sony Pictures and the U.K.'s Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA).

According to the BBC, Davis and other U.K. members of Lulzsec have been indicted in the U.S., but so far no extradition request for any of them has been filed.


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