Teen hacker charged

A 17-year-old known by the Internet name "Coolio" has been charged with hacking into a police department's anti-drug Web site.

Police in Los Angeles say Dennis Moran, a highschool dropout, hacked into their Web site DARE.com twice in November. They say he defaced it with pro-drug slogans and images.

Moran faces two counts of unauthorized access to a computer system. Each charge can carry up to 15 years in jail. He was released on $5,000 bail.

Moran was also questioned by the FBI last month after "Coolio" bragged in an Internet chat room that he was responsible for several "denial of service" attacks on sites such as Yahoo! and eBay.

Moran has denied these accusations. Authorities say the name "Coolio" is used by many people online.