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LulzSec hackers sentenced

LulzSec hackers sentenced for attacking Sony, News Corp and the CIA

May 16th, 2013

A U.K. judge has sentenced four members of hacking collective LulzSec, an offshoot of hacking group Anonymous, for their role in taking down various corporate and government websites between February and September 2011, ZDNet reported. Judge Deborah Taylor sentenced 26-year old Ryan Ackroyd, 20-year old Jake Davis, 18-year old Mustafa al-Bassam and 21-year old Ryan …

Australian cops nab self-proclaimed LulzSec leader

Australian cops nab self-proclaimed LulzSec leader

April 24th, 2013

The lulz have been few and far between for hacker collective LulzSec lately since several of its members are facing prison terms, and now Australia’s ABC News reports that Australian police have arrested an unnamed 24-year-old man who is purportedly the self-proclaimed leader of LulzSec. Police said that the alleged LulzSec hacker, who is known …

LulzSec hacker sentenced to one year in prison for Sony hack

LulzSec hacker sentenced to one year in prison for Sony hack

April 18th, 2013

A hacker affiliated with LulzSec, a spin-off of hacking group Anonymous, has been sentenced for breaching computers belonging to Sony Pictures Entertainment and distributing information to other members in 2011. A U.S. District Judge in Los Angeles on Thursday sentenced 24-year old Cody Kretsinger to a year in prison, followed by home detention and 1,000 hours …

LulzSec Hackers

Three LulzSec hackers plead guilty to attacking U.S., U.K. websites

April 9th, 2013

The lulz are over for three hackers who have pleaded guilty to conducting cyberattacks against high-profile websites in the United States and the United Kingdom. The Guardian reports that three British hackers from the LulzSec collective — Ryan Ackroyd, 26; Jake Davis, 20; and Mustafa Al-Bassam, 18 — admitted to hacking websites belonging to Sony (SNE), News International and the U.K.’s National …

Feds bust another LulzSec hacker

August 29th, 2012

Having some lulz at the expense of another company’s security probably seemed like a better idea before it resulted in a possible 15-year jail sentence. Per the Telegraph, U.S. authorities on Tuesday arrested 20-year-old Raynaldo Rivera of Tempe, Arizona on conspiracy and hacking charges related to a hack of Sony (SNE) Pictures’ computer systems. Authorities allege that …

Two LulzSec hackers plead guilty to hacking charges

June 25th, 2012

Two LulzSec hackers may soon learn that it’s easier to break into government databases than it is to break out of jail. Ryan Cleary, 19, and Jake Davis, 18, on Monday both pleaded guilty in a London court to charges that they attacked both government websites and major commercial websites, the BBC reports. The two men, both …

Alleged LulzSec hacker indicted for media site breaches

June 14th, 2012

An alleged LulzSec hacker won’t be having many more lulz if he’s thrown in jail. Per the Los Angeles Times, 20-year-old British man Ryan Cleary has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles for allegedly hacking into several major media websites including the sites for the Fox reality show “The X-Factor” and PBS’s …

Dark side of ‘Anonymous’ comes out in new interview

June 13th, 2012

It’s no mystery that the hackers behind notorious “hacktivist” groups Anonymous and LulzSec cause a tremendous amount of trouble for the companies and agencies they target, but thousands of young web users cheer them on with the belief that these groups are fighting for Internet freedom around the world. According to a recent profile, however, …

‘Anonymous’ hackers leak Norton AntiVirus source code

March 9th, 2012

Hackers associated with the group “Anonymous” have published Symantec’s Norton AntiVirus source code on The Pirate Bay. The source code was stolen in 2006 and after alleged attempts to extort money from Symantec failed, the hactivist group released it late Thursday evening. The file is 1.07GB in size and includes the source code to a number …

Top LulzSec hackers arrested, group leader reportedly working for FBI

March 6th, 2012

The laughs are reportedly over for five top members of the hacker group LulzSec who were arrested on Tuesday and charged as part of a conspiracy case filed in New York federal court. reports that the arrests were part of a multinational sting across the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States on Tuesday morning, …