Miles Lydon, calling himself Hacktivist, was known to be one of the most highly skilled computer hacker and earned his membership within the Rising Tide. At some undetermined point in the past, he trained Skye to become a hacker as well, and the two became sexual partners. After discovering the location of Chan Ho Yin in Hong Kong, Lydon sold the information to a "girl in a flower dress," gaining S.H.I.E.L.D.'s attention. Agent Phil Coulson's team attempted to apprehend Lydon, but Skye tipped him off, hoping to coerce him into revealing who he sold Chan's information to.
Even after being captured by S.H.I.E.L.D., Lydon remained flippant over who he gave the information to until Agent Grant Ward showed Skye the bank deposit her boyfriend made in the days following the leak, forcing him to confess everything. During S.H.I.E.L.D's raid on Project Centipede's Hong Kong base, Lydon assisted the team in hacking Centipede's computers to redirect an explosion from an unstable Extremis-powered Chan into the atmosphere. In return for his service, Coulson let Lydon go free, but left him in exile in Hong Kong, donated his money to the late Agent Quan's family and made him wear a bracelet that would prevent him from using electronics.
Powers and Abilities
- Hacking: Miles is a skilled hacker, having hacked into the Kremlin and S.H.I.E.L.D. on different occasions. He also ran a program, codename Gridlock, on his Android phone that gave him control of the traffic lights in the city of Austin.