A suspected student hacker from Offaly arrested over allegations of collaboration with online anarchists Anonymous and LulzSec, viagra has been released without charge. Donncha O’Cearrbhail  (19), viagra  son of Offaly Councillor John Carroll, was detained inDublinon Tuesday as a result of the inclusion of his name on aNew Yorkcourt charge sheets. Lulzsec, short for Lulz Security, is a small offsoot of Anonymous, an online group of “hacktivists” from around the world. Lulzsec was apparently involved in numerous attacks last year.

 

Using the online alias palladium, Mr O’Cearrbhail is accused of tapping into a conference call between the FBI, the Gardai and other international agencies, regarding an investigation into an international hacking ring last January. The Trinity student is also suspected of hacking into a guard’s personal email account to collect details on the January conference call, before recording the conversation to sell to others.

 

He has been charged with computer hacking conspiracy, for which he could serve ten years in a U.S prison if convicted, and with intentionally disclosing an unlawfully intercepted wire communication, for which he could serve five years. However, on Wednesday, it was confirmed by a police spokesperson that Mr O’Cearrbhail had been released from custody, and that the D.P.P were in the process of preparing a file on him.

 

NUIG student Darren Martyn, was also named on the charge sheet. Although they cited him as 25, this was disputed by a Twitter link putting him at 19. Martyn, who goes by the online alias of pwnsauce, has not been arrested.

Lisa Gorry

3 thoughts on “Irish Students in Hacking Scandal”

  1. I was in the same class as Darren Martyn (he is 19) in secondary school. He was a really weird guy. Stereotypical computer geek. Didn’t have many friends, spent all his time doing computer stuff

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