Members of the notorious LulzSec hacking gang have been sent to jail.
Here are the sentences that each of them have received:
- Jake Davis – “Topiary”
Two years in a young offenders’ institution.
- Ryan Cleary – “Viral”
Imprisoned for 32 months, of which he will serve half.
- Mustafa Al-Bassam – “T-Flow”
20 months prison sentence suspended for two years, and 300 hours community service.
- Ryan Ackroyd – “Kayla”
30 months prison sentence, of which he will serve half.
The judge apparently took Mustafa Al-Bassam’s age at the time of the offences into consideration when choosing to give him a suspended sentence.
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Here’s just a short summary of just some of the hacks, internet attacks and indeed arrests associated with the LulzSec gang during 2011:
- LulzSec suspect pleads not guilty to Sony Pictures website hack. If convicted, Cody Kretsinger, from Phoenix, Arizona, could face up to 15 years in prison.
- LulzSec hacking suspect ‘Topiary’ arrested in the Shetland Islands. A court was later told that alleged hacker Jake Davis had 750,000 passwords in his possession.
- LulzSec and Anonymous hacker suspects arrested by US, UK and Dutch authorities.
- Britain’s leading tabloid, The Sun was hacked, and replaced with a bogus story announcing the death of Rupert Murdoch. In addition, readers who had participated in the newspapers’ competitions had their personal details exposed.
- FBI searches LulzSec suspect’s home in Hamilton, Ohio.
- EA Games resets users’ passwords following LulzSec hack.
- The end of LulzSec? Hacking group says it is disbanding, after 50 days of attacks.
- Ryan Cleary charged with DDoS attacks – SOCA (Britain’s Serious Organised Crime Agency) and other websites in the firing line.
- SOCA website scalp claimed by LulzSec in apparent DDoS attack.
- CIA website brought down by DDoS attack, LulzSec hackers claim responsibility.
- EVE Online and other gaming websites hit by LulzSec DDoS attack.
- LulzSec attacks US Senate and Bethesda Softworks.
- 26,000 sex website passwords exposed by LulzSec.
- Hackers steal Fox TV passwords, deface Twitter and LinkedIn pages.