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Hacker Suspect Suffers From Autism

The British teenager accused of hacking into a government anti-crime unit has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism. Ryan Cleary, 19, was arrested as part of a Scotland Yard and FBI probe into the hacking group LulzSec, which has breached the data of Sony, Nintendo and CIA. His lawyer told a magistrates court on Saturday that Cleary not only has Asperger's, but also agoraphobia. Cleary is accused of taking down the site of the Serious Organized Crime Agency.

June 25, 2011 1:19 PM