LulzSec hackers plead guilty to cyberattack charges

Apr 9, 2013
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LulzSec, short for Lulz Security, is a hacker collective that has pulled quite a few grand cyberattacks, taking high-profile and big-name websites down whilst gathering up a plethora of passwords and account info, among other things. Last year, the FBI brought the group down with the aid of its leader, "Sabu," arresting multiple individuals and charging them with a variety of breaches of the law. Now three members have plead guilty.

According to The Guardian, Jake Davis (20-years-old), Mustafa al-Bassam (18-years-old), and Ryan Ackroyd (26-years-od), who had previously maintained his innocence, have plead guilty in London earlier today to attacking Sony, News International, and the NHS. For his part, Ackroyd plead guilty to plotting attacks on a variety of websites, among them being 20th Century Fox, as well as a single count of a computer hacking charge.

And for their parts, al-Bassam and Davis plead guilty to conspiracy to attack law enforcement agencies throughout the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as the cyberattacks against the aforementioned News International, 20th Century Fox, NHS, and Sony. This is al-Bassam's (who is said to have gone by the name Tflow) first guilty plea in the cyberattacks.

Now the group is awaiting sentencing, which is slated to take place on May 14, about two-years after the attacks they plead guilty to took place. Also slated for sentencing on May 14 is another LulzSec hacker named Ryan Cleary (21-years-old), who had already plead guilty to six charges said to be related. Check out the timeline below for more info on the hacking group.

[via The Guardian]


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