Lulzsec Hacking suspect Ryan Cleary 'has Asperger's syndrome'

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  • Bravestinsane 25 Jun 2011 16:25:54 47 posts
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13916090

    Link above

    tbh i saw this coming, i knew there would be some kind of bullshit illness this douche had and i still have no sympathy .

    I mean this is nothing like the Gary McKinnon case where it was just out of his curiosity, yes he was wrong to hack, but he done no harm intentionally and just wanted to find things out.

    But this group has gone out of their way to mess things up, whether he has this "syndrome" or not, i don't think it should matter in court as he was completely aware of what he was doing.
  • nickthegun 25 Jun 2011 16:36:04 61,039 posts
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    Person who spends a lot of time on the Internet has made up Internet illness shocker.

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    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • Deleted user 25 June 2011 16:38:04
    Hasn't it already been proven that he isn't connected to Lulzsec?
  • Khanivor 25 Jun 2011 16:39:09 41,106 posts
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    If it kept Gary McKinnon from being deported after hacking the US military it's bound to keep this scrote out of jail for messing with some music websites.
  • Deleted user 25 June 2011 16:40:18
    Why is 'has asperger's syndrome' in quotes on that link?
  • Deleted user 25 June 2011 16:42:08
    Khanivor wrote:
    If it kept Gary McKinnon from being deported after hacking the US military it's bound to keep this scrote out of jail for messing with some music websites.

    Surely it's the intention behind it though? The argument with McKinnon was that he wasn't trying to be malicious, just that he was inquisitive. Whereas the charges against Cleary are actual malicious intent.
  • Khanivor 25 Jun 2011 16:44:40 41,106 posts
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    I'm sure his lawyer will say he was being inquisitive as to whether he could hack into a place and whether the tools he was using would work.

  • Bravestinsane 25 Jun 2011 16:49:38 47 posts
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    Aargh. wrote:
    Why is 'has asperger's syndrome' in quotes on that link?

    I copied the title directly from the BBC website, i felt it was just better to show what it said in the link.

    I also think it highlights being in quote marks the kind of 'hmmm' attitude that i felt when i read it lol
  • markyHD 25 Jun 2011 16:50:13 455 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Person who spends a lot of time on the Internet has made up Internet illness shocker.

    I LOL'd

    /awaits darkmogado or whatever he's called
  • Bravestinsane 25 Jun 2011 16:51:25 47 posts
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    Khanivor wrote:
    I'm sure his lawyer will say he was being inquisitive as to whether he could hack into a place and whether the tools he was using would work.


    True, but the release of hundreds of thousands of private documents whats the excuse for that?

    Inquisitive to see if people would be interested in peoples private details?

    I hope he has sane jurors and gets whats coming to him.
  • ecu 25 Jun 2011 16:53:38 77,231 posts
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    He's fucked, this excuse won't wash and it's already coming off as a little desperate.
  • Deleted user 25 June 2011 16:56:03
    Ask him if he rides buses, it's a foolproof test.
  • Whizzo 25 Jun 2011 16:56:16 43,269 posts
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    Aargh. wrote:
    Why is 'has asperger's syndrome' in quotes on that link?
    It's a quotation of what was said in court and therefore not a statement of fact.

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  • Deleted user 25 June 2011 16:59:24
    Well this wasn't predictable. He probably does tbh don't see how it should be used to mitigate anything though.
  • mal 25 Jun 2011 17:01:15 22,792 posts
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    I think they've proven he isn't the mastermind behind Lulzsec, but he's clearly related to them somehow. He may just have downloaded stuff off them - IIRC we know he did that much. They've accused him of running a chat server some of Lulzsec is using, but I didn't think there'd been any public developments on that front yet.

    The way his mum talked about him being a strange boy who never left his room in one of the first interviews made it pretty likely this was the way they'd play it. Either relations are very strange in that house (strange even for someone looking after an Aspergers kid IMO) or they've been angling for this from the start.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Dirtbox 25 Jun 2011 17:04:58 78,800 posts
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    Didn't see that one coming a country mile off.

    +1 / Like / Tweet this post

  • Ged42 25 Jun 2011 17:05:28 7,773 posts
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    Hmm burgers made of ass.
  • sport 25 Jun 2011 17:20:48 12,798 posts
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    Hold on! Dale is the lulzsec high templar?!?!
  • Deckard2 25 Jun 2011 17:22:22 3,458 posts
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    He hacked into the fusebox.php script of the FBI and turned the mainCircuit boolean to false
  • Bremenacht 25 Jun 2011 17:40:36 19,367 posts
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    Aspergers is the only reason I use this forum.
  • mrpon 25 Jun 2011 17:52:01 29,414 posts
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    Is that Teamwork poster a cover story?

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • senso-ji 25 Jun 2011 17:52:41 6,000 posts
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    His lawyers can successfully argue that he does have Asperger's if they can provide sufficient evidence. An interview with his mother showed that he was a complete social introvert, which is one symptom. If they can also prove that hacking was something he was fascinated with (homebrew, books, internet history, etc).

    Not saying he has the condition, just pointing out that a savvy (and well payed) lawyer could successfully argue the case.
  • dutchspeededup 25 Jun 2011 17:52:41 4,600 posts
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    He's also got agoraphobia. This reminds me:

    I was walking in Edinburgh when I saw a piece of graffito which read, 'Fuck the polis.'

    I was puzzled, What could the average Scotch hooligan possibly have against the Greek city-state?
  • chopsen 25 Jun 2011 17:57:08 16,209 posts
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    senso-ji wrote:
    Not saying he has the condition, just pointing out that a savvy (and well payed) lawyer could successfully argue the case.

    Even if they could, so what?

    You don't get let off drink-driving offenses for being an alcoholic.
  • urban 25 Jun 2011 17:59:36 11,031 posts
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    What a cunt.
  • senso-ji 25 Jun 2011 18:01:30 6,000 posts
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    @Chopsen

    But it will have an effect on his sentencing if found guilty.
  • LionheartDJH 25 Jun 2011 18:03:42 19,521 posts
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    Tbf if darkmorgado is anything to go by then he's got strong grounds for an insanity plea :p

    She dives for cheese pasties

  • monkeyspasm 25 Jun 2011 18:06:02 2,820 posts
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    My stepson has Aspergers and if he did anything like this (which he wouldn't as he's not a moron) I'd fully expect him to be prosecuted, and I'd support it.

    Asperger's is absolutely a real condition - we deal with it every day. Fuckwits like this make it harder for everyone else though.
  • Load_2.0 25 Jun 2011 18:09:11 19,513 posts
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    How could you not be a hacker when your mum is Morpheus

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