Tag Archives: lulzsec

Four British Lulzsec hackers get jail terms

A Crown Prosecution Service lawyer has branded four hackers as "cowardly and vindictive" following their successful prosecution. The BBC reports that Jake Davis, Mustafa al-Bassam, former soldier Ryan Ackroyd and the rather more well known Ryan Cleary were yesterday handed jails sentences. Cleary was sentenced to 32 months, Davis to …

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Sony hackers plead guilty

Two men accused of launching DDOS attacks on a number of corporate entities have pleased guilty at a British court. 19-year-old Ryan Cleary and 18-year-old Jake Davis admitted to being members of hacking group Lulzsec and, amongst other deeds, taking down Sony’s website. Cleary was first arrested last year but …

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Lulzsec ‘leader’ outed as FBI insider

Infamous LulzSec hacking group leader Sabu has been cooperating with the FBI for several months as part of an investigation that has resulted in a number of arrests both sides of the Atlantic. Sabuwas unmaskedas 28-year-old unemployed New Yorker hector Xavier Monsegur and reports have suggested that he has been …

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Arrests decimate LulzSec

A spate of arrests across the globe look to have silenced the anarchic digital voice that was once LulzSec. DailyTech reports that a number of police raids have seen the heart of the organisation torn out. The first major blow was the arrest of LulzSec chief ‘Topiary’ in the Shetland …

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LulzSec hacker released on bail

The 18-year-old arrested last week for his alleged connection with hacking organisation Lulzsec has been released on bail. Jake Davis – thought to be a key member of the group – appeared in a London court today. His offences include breaking the Computer Misuse Act 1990, the Serious Crime Act …

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LulzSec spokesperson arrested

The Metropolitan Police has arrested an 18-year-old man believed to be the spokesperson of hacking groups LulzSec and Anonymous. The man – known as ‘Topiary’ – was tracked by the police’s e-crime unit and has been transported from an address in the Shetland Islands to London.He was arrested under section …

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Anonymous targets NATO, News International

Hacktivist group Anonymous says it has successfully hacked both NATO and News International, obtaining key News of the World information in the process. However, it has now reneged on an earlier promise to post internal News International emails the groups claimed to have stolen. "We think, actually we may not …

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Lulzsec returns with The Sun web hit

Just three weeks after its supposed withdrawal from the hacking scene, Lulzsec has returned to the world of online mischief with a high-profile hack of The Sun’s website last night. Anyone trying to visit the tabloid’s web portal was redirected to a fake story somewhat distastefully claiming that News Corp …

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15 new Anonymous suspects arrested

Following a string of 33 separate raids across Italy and Switzerland last night, 15 suspected members of hacking group Anonymous have been arrested. Ars Technica reports that 14 suspects have been detained in Italy and one, who is known as ‘Phre’ and described as a ‘leader’ of the group, in …

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OPINION: Industry hasn’t learnt from LulzSec

From Nintendo to Bethesda and BioWare to Epic, LulzSec hit some of the biggest names in our industry. Not only were websites and forums brought to their knees, but the games themselves and the players within them, too. Popular online titles such as Minecraft and EVE Online were taken down …

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