Ryan Clearly

IRL Name: 
Ryan Clearly

Ryan Cleary is from Essex, United Kingdom who was arrested by Metropolitan Police on June 21 2011 and charged with violating the Computer Misuse Act and the Criminal Law Act 1977. He was accused of being a member of LulzSec but was not a member of the said group although he admitted that he did run one of the IRC channels that they used for communicating. He also faces prosecution of joining other members of LulzSec in using hacked computers, known as a "botnet", to steal confidential information, deface websites or attack servers.


Suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome

According to the indictment released by the FBI, Cleary and his unnamed co-conspirators hacked into the computer systems of News Corp's Fox Entertainment Group and Sony Pictures Entertainment and stole confidential user information.

The indictment also blames Cleary and his co-conspirators for defacing the PBS website and launching "denial of service" attacks against an online gaming website and Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency.