This individual is the “self-proclaimed leader” of hacking group LulzSec, a splinter group of Anonymous, the BBC says.
The group has waged several high profile attacks against major organisations like Sony and the CIA since forming in 2011.
The alleged hacker is charged with two counts of “unauthorised modification of data to cause impairment” and one count of “unauthorised access to restricted data,” which has him looking at up to 12 years in prison.
Read the Australian police statement here.
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