Freed Davis makes return to Twitter
Computer hacker Jake Davis is at liberty again, just weeks after he was sentenced to two years in a young offenders’ institution.
The former Mid Yell school pupil was last month convicted for his role in a notorious hacking group LulzSec.
He had admitted being part of a group which attacked a number of high-profile internet sites, including the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency.
However the 20-year-old has now been released from custody after serving 37 days at the Feltham Young Offender Institution.
He faces strict limitations on his internet use, which prevents him from creating encrypted files, securely wiping data or erasing his internet history.
Mr Davis has, however, made a return to Twitter, in which he provided witty anecdotes about his time inside.
His profile picture includes the message “protect Snowden”, a reference to the whistleblower, now a US fugitive, who leaked details of how American secret services accessed information held by some of the world’s biggest online organisations. His profile description describes himself as “Flight risk. Escape risk. Risk to prison security. Risk to national security. Simple nerd from Islington, much obliged.”
Davis’s tweets make several references to the UK’s intelligence hub, GCHQ. In one he wrote: “I was sacked as a prison cleaner for mopping too near a computer. Those deadly, soapy mops are a serious threat to GCHQ, make no mistake!”
For more details, see this week’s Shetland Times.