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Teenager charged with SOCA hacking

A teenager has been charged with hacking into the Serious and Organised Crime Agency website, Scotland Yard has said.

Jake Davis, 18, of Shetland, was held as part of an investigation into computer hacking. He is accused of gaining unauthorised access to a computer system, encouraging or assisting offences and two counts of conspiracy to commit offences.

He faces one further charge of conspiring to carry out a distributed denial of service attack - where a website is flooded with traffic to make it crash - on SOCA.

He is due to appear in custody at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court.

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