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Jake faces jail

Jake Davis outside court last year

SHETLAND computer hacker Jake Davis faces a jail sentence after appearing at Southwark Crown Court on Tuesday for hacking into some of the world’s most protected websites.

Twenty year old Jake Davis, who was brought up in Yell, was arrested two years ago at his new home in Lerwick’s Hoofields by a special squad of police officers who flew up to the isles to catch him.

Davis has admitted conspiring to bring down the websites of law enforcement authorities in Britain and the US, including the CIA and the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) between 1 February and 2 September 2011.

He and two other members of the hacking group LulzSec also pleaded guilty to attempting to break into computers run by the NHS, Sony, 20th Century Fox and News International.

Two further charges against Davis were dropped on Tuesday.

Davis along with fellow accused 26 year old Ryan Ackroyd and 18 year old Mustafa al-Bassam will be sentenced on 14 May along with 21 year old Ryan Cleary.

Davis faces up to 10 years in jail for his crimes.