Sydney youth accused of Anonymous hacks

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Sydney youth accused of Anonymous hacks

Faces up to 10 years in jail.

A 17 year old alleged hacker accused of being associated with Anonymous has appeared in Parramatta Childrens' Court today on charges of illegally accessing computer data.

The Glenmore Park resident is suspected of committing offences on behalf of the hacker collective.

An Australian Federal Police (AFP) spokesperson told iTnews the youth allegedly accessed both company and personal websites without authorisation.

The AFP did not give a timeframe for the attacks but said it did not believe any sensitive personal or financial information was stolen.

It said it executed a search at the youth’s property last November, which resulted in charges of unauthorised modification of data to cause impairment, unauthorised access with intent to commit a serious offence, possession of data with intent to commit a computer offence, and unauthorised access to restricted data.

The suspected hacker faces a maximum of 10 years jail time if convicted and will face court again on May 17.

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