Used to be your excuse for locking yourself in your room for hours on end was, “I’m doing my homework.” Of course, what you were really doing was playing video games. When Ryan Cleary — who claims he’s a major figure in the hacking group LulzSec — locked himself in for hours on end, his excuse was “I’m playing video games.” Of course, what he really was doing was hacking.
Indeed his mother Rita didn’t know anything about her son’s nefarious activities until their home was raided by the police and the FBI.
“I asked him what he was doing and he said he was playing games. Maybe I was naive to believe him.”
Cleary’s brother, Mitchell, 22, added: “It’s shocking. I have not got a clue what’s happening. He’s not the sort to do anything mad.
“He stays in his room, you’ll be lucky if he opens the blinds. I think someone has a grudge against him.”
For its part, LulzSec says Cleary is anything but a central player. In a statement released earlier this week, it said, “Clearly the UK police are so desperate to catch us that they’ve arrested someone who is, at best, mildly associated with us. Lame.”
Source: The Mirror