A teenager has appeared in court charged with possessing indecent images of children and computer hacking.
Charlton Floate, from Whiteslade Close in Knowle, Solihull, did not enter a plea at Birmingham Magistrates' Court.
The 18-year-old was arrested following an investigation into a cyber attack on the Home Office website, West Midlands Police said.
He was remanded in custody and is due at Birmingham Crown Court on 5 November.
Mr Floate is charged with conspiracy to commit computer misuse, possessing photographic indecent images of children, possessing non-photographic prohibited images of children and possession of extreme pornography.