Suspected LulzSec hacker "has mental health issues"

Seen under 'Update 2': During a television report this afternoon, Sky News has claimed suspected hacker Ryan Cleary "has mental health issues." Make of that what you will.

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scotchmouth4748d ago

Yeah you would have to be mental to provoke all of these agencies with that kind of flippant behavior.

mjolliffe4748d ago

You can bet your life it'll be used as the excuse.

Lavitz20124748d ago

Since he's already caught he might as well cooperate with them and name a few other members.

scotchmouth4748d ago

Well it would be interesting to see if he has a prior history. Regardless I can't see any sympathy being cast his way. They will be making an example out of him.

Theoretically if he gets off light then there are no real consequences for these actions. It would only serve to exacerbate it further.

sdtarm4748d ago (Edited 4748d ago )

I think its safe to assume that all lulzec and anon members have mental issues

gaffyh4748d ago

Sky news = Fox news. Seriously, they are a joke in the UK, I wouldn't trust anything they say.

GiggMan4748d ago

So far that's working for Gary McKinnon...

Active Reload4748d ago

"has mental health issues"

I say about over 50% of the n4g population does too, lol.

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ShoryukenII4748d ago

He's not the right one. But Ballsac is still screwed. This Ryan turd is their IRC operator. Their leader is a creepy looking old guy.
Have a look here.

RedDead4748d ago

Lulzsec say he isn't a member, but of course they would say that. I wonder

AliTheBrit4204748d ago

Except its not LulzSec, they still tweeting and doing teh lulz haha

Baka-akaB4748d ago

except they'd obviously say he's nobody either way

Ducky4748d ago (Edited 4748d ago )

Isn't Ryan Cleary the guy who started going against Anon?
He used to be with Anon, then went rogue and attacked Anonymous.
(Here's a link to one of the articles that mentions his attack http://bit.ly/jV8z0Y )
In order to get revenge, Anon found out and released Ryan's info... which is probably how he got caught by the police.

If anything, it's amazing it took this long to catch him when his details were leaked over a month ago.

It's odd how people here seem so happy that he got caught, when all he was doing was giving the hackers a taste of their own medicine.

Rynx4748d ago

This LulzSec game isn't even out yet and they're already talking about DLC? I swear this "mental health issues" character better not be on the disc or I'm not buying.

...Wait this isn't about a video game?

But this is news4gamers....

Get this garbage out of here! I swear you guys drool over LulzSec more than Gears 3, Battlefield 3 and Uncharted 3 combined on this site.

NateCole4748d ago

Now the crazies are making it into the web. At least thieves have clear motives and reasons behind their stealing like stealing for personal gain. Crazies on the otherhand attack because they are crazy.

Reminds me of joker in Dark Knight which is pretty scary. It makes sense though. Lulzec seems to be anarchist.

Take a gifted hacker + e-penis issues + mental issues and we have serious problems online. At least terrorist have cause no matter how stupid they are. These guys just attack without any pattern/reason and just for the laugh just like the joker.

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xX-StolenSoul-Xx4748d ago

Of course he's mental for thinking he's safe to do what pleases him behind a computer

digitalivan4748d ago

I don't know this guy, but it feels stupid insulting his mental condition if nobody even knows if he is guilty.

jeeves864748d ago

A mental condition could be anything. He could suffer from extreme narcissism.

IDK, I don't think they'd arrest just anybody without any probable cause that they're sure this is someone of interest.

GunofthePatriots4748d ago

A 'get out of jail free' card in the court of law!

metsgaming4748d ago

its not like he would be in jail that long any ways the laws are a joke the other people that were caught could face at most 3 years, thats pathetic.

Lavitz20124748d ago

Am i the only one who thinks the court is f*cked up??

Eamon4748d ago

Even if he gets sentenced, it'll most likely be a suspended sentence. He'll have a criminal record but since he's technically no danger to society, they won't waste money on putting him in a cell.

Dark_king4748d ago

I know in the US he would lose the right to use any computer device for awhile.Not sure about their,but its a good punishment for hackers.

kharma454748d ago

I doubt it, hasn't worked for Gary McKinnon and it seems it won't work for him


EliteDave934748d ago (Edited 4748d ago )

Im sure he has.

mac_sparrow4748d ago

How convenient, looks like someone is familiar with the Mckinnon case.