Wickford teen remanded in custody in CIA hacking probe

A teenager accused of carrying out a hacking attack against the website of the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency was remanded in police custody today while inquiries continue.

Ryan Cleary, 19, from Wickford, Essex, did not enter any plea to five offences under the Criminal Law and Computer Misuse Act when he appeared at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court.

Ben Cooper, defending, said: "He has been assisting with police inquiries so far and is keen to continue doing so."

Cleary was arrested at his family home on Monday as part of a Scotland Yard and FBI probe into LulzSec, a group which claims responsibility for hacking attempts on Soca, the US senate and the CIA.

He will be detained at London's Charing Cross police station for further questioning, the court heard.