Donncha O'Cearbhaill

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Donnacha Carrol
Native name Donncha O'Cearbhaill
Born Birr, Offaly
Nationality Irish
Education Trinity College, Dublin

Donncha O'Cearbhaill is an Irish university student. His father is John Carroll, an independent Offaly county councillor formerly a member of Sinn Féin.[1]

In 2011 he won an Irish Olympiad medal in the field of computer science, while attending St. Brendan's Community School.[2]

In September 2011 he was questioned by Gardaí about the compromising of the Fine Gael website.[3]

On March 6, 2012 he was arrested[1][4][5][6][7] in relation to the leak of a January 17 conference call between the FBI and the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency.[8] He was released after 24 hours without charge.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Councillor's son accused of hacking". Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Irish Science Olympiad 2011". April 4, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Pogatchnik, Shawn; Satter, Raphael (March 7, 2012). "Irish hacking suspect freed in wake of FBI sting". Associated Press (Dublin). 
  4. ^ "Six Hackers in the United States and Abroad Charged for Crimes Affecting Over One Million Victims" (Press release). Federal Bureau of Investigation. March 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ Satter, Raphael (March 6, 2012). "FBI: Irish misstep led to conference call leak". Associated Press (London). 
  6. ^ Lally, Conor (March 7, 2012). "FBI indicts Irish students over global hacking conspiracy". The Irish Times. 
  7. ^ Rogers, Stephen; Ryan, Conor (March 7, 2012). "FBI: Irish duo are top hackers". Irish Examiner. 
  8. ^ "FBI Conference Call - #FFF.". Retrieved March 6, 2012.