Ryan Cleary, Teen Hacking Suspect, Released On Bail In U.K.
LONDON -- A teenager accused of attacking a string of U.K.-based websites has been released on bail.
Nineteen-year-old Ryan Cleary was released Monday on condition that he obey a curfew, wear an electronic tag and only leave the house accompanied by one of his parents.
He's not allowed to access the Internet.
Cleary was arrested last week following a joint Scotland Yard-FBI investigation into cyberattacks claimed by Anonymous and a smaller spinoff group, Lulz Security.
The reclusive teen is charged with creating a network of remotely-controlled computers – known as a botnet – to overwhelm target sites with traffic.
Cleary has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism, since his arrest.