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'LulzSec hacker' is bailed

An alleged hacker has appeared in court accused of conspiring with three British teenagers to bring down the websites of the CIA and the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency.

Ryan Ackroyd, 25, from Mexborough, South Yorkshire, is also charged with plotting to hack into other systems, including those of the NHS and News International.

He made no plea and was granted bail by Westminster magistrates until a hearing at Southwark Crown Court on 11 May. Mr Ackroyd is the last of four alleged members of LulzSec to appear in court.