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Here’s Your Global Hacking Poster Boy: Our First Look At The Face Of LulzSec

As you may have imagined, the internationally-known hacker known as Topiary, a leader of LulzSec, looks a bit like your geeky teenaged brother who spends a great deal of time alone in his room. We now have a name and face to associate with “Topiary,” after a team of cyber crime detectives from Scotland Yard arrested him on Wednesday. According to The Telegraph, the suspect believed to be Topiary is Jake Davis, 18, who lives in the Shetland Islands–a search of his home turning up “a network of 16 machines…the information held on the network included web log-in details of hundreds of thousands of people.”

Davis faces five counts of conspiracy to mount a cyber attack, but said nothing in a court appearance other than confirming his identity:

Davis spoke only to confirm his name and address, and was granted conditional bail at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court. Wearing jeans, a black T-shirt, denim shirt and sunglasses, he carried a book, “Free radicals: The secret anarchy of science”, as he left court.

According to the Telegraph, “Topiary was believed to be the group’s main spokesman, giving media interviews and using the LulzSec Twitter account to boast about its exploits in nautical-themed language.”

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