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LulzSec hackers sentenced in London court

LulzSec hackers sentenced in London court

In April, LulzSec members Ryan Ackroyd, Jake Davis, and Mustafa al-Bassam plead guilty to various charges in London for their roles in cyberattacks against Sony, the NHS, News International, and more. Today the three of them - plus Ryan Cleary - were sentenced in the same court, with all but one getting prison sentences. This follows other members who have already been sentenced, including Cody Kretsinger, who was known as Recursion.

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Alleged LulzSec leader arrested in Australia

Alleged LulzSec leader arrested in Australia

The Australian Federal Police arrested a man in Sydney on Monday who claims to be the leader of Lulz Security, more commonly known as LulzSec. Though his name has not been revealed, ABC News Australia reports that he is 24-years-old, and worked in a "position of trust" in a NSW-local branch of an international IT company. Because of his work position, he had access to government client data.

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LulzSec hacker gets prison sentence for Sony Pictures hack

LulzSec hacker gets prison sentence for Sony Pictures hack

This week the man known as Cody Andrew Kretsinger has been issued a prison sentence for his part in a 2011 attack on a Sony Pictures-owned website, this incident earning hima cool 1 year in a federal cell. This particular hack ended up having the names and information of customers of Sony products stolen and leaked to the public. This information included the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of a massive amount of customers.

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LulzSec hacker “Recursion” sentenced to a year in prison

LulzSec hacker “Recursion” sentenced to a year in prison

It has been a long process, but one of LulzSec's hackers who went by the name "Recursion" has been sentenced, receiving one year in prison for his part in a cyberattack on Sony Entertainment. After serving his year, the hacker, who's real name is Cody Kretsinger, will have to perform 1,000 hours of community service and home detention. Kretsinger plead guilty to a single count of conspiracy and unauthorized impairment of a protected computer, according to Reuters.

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LulzSec hackers plead guilty to cyberattack charges

LulzSec hackers plead guilty to cyberattack charges

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.

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Two LulzSec members plead guilty to hacking charges

Two LulzSec members plead guilty to hacking charges

Back in March, notorious hacking group LulzSec was brought down by the FBI following cooperation from the group’s leader, Hector Xavier Monsegur aka “Sabu”. Four members of the group that were arrested appeared today at Southwark Crown Court to plead against the charges brought against them, with two admitting that they hacked high profile websites and the other two denying all the charges.

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LulzSec Reborn grabs and leaked 10,000 Twitter accounts

LulzSec Reborn grabs and leaked 10,000 Twitter accounts

If you needed another reason to be cautious about providing log-in credentials from your most personal and sacred accounts into an unconfirmed third-party app, here's one. An app called TweetGif, which allowed users to share animated .gif images but only if they provided their Twitter username and password, has been revealed to be nothing more than a phishing scheme.

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LulzSec returns: hacks military dating website

LulzSec returns: hacks military dating website

Members of LulzSec may have been arrested earlier in the month by the FBI, but that doesn’t stop others picking up the name and running with it. A group of hacktivists calling themselves LulzSec Reborn yesterday hacked into dating website Military Singles. They managed to gather information on 170,937 accounts, and dumped all the email addresses and passwords for others to download.

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LulzSec’s Sabu set for witness protection and 122 year count dismissal

LulzSec’s Sabu set for witness protection and 122 year count dismissal

There's been a seemingly rather large rift in the hacker world this week with former head of the Anonymous-associated team LulsSec is now being accused of "snitching" to the FBI on his comrades. A handful of LulzSec-associated individuals have been arrested in the past week, and the most recent bit of news has been in regards to the safety of Sabu, the supposed informant. A document outlining the extent of Sabu's cooperating with the Federal government was signed on the 15th of August and made public just recently, and today we're finding that it does include several lines promising witness protection to the former hacker should he need it once his deeds were done.

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Consider this: LulzSec’s Sabu didn’t snitch

Consider this: LulzSec’s Sabu didn’t snitch

Today the words are being skewed, accusations are being tossed around, and there's no knowing exactly what's gone on in a case that seems to have suddenly torn the hacker group LulzSec asunder. As the story goes, former top LulzSec man Hector "Sabu" Xavier Monsegur was until last year working with the loosely organized group of hackers and pushing their agenda on the world, no quarter given. Now it seems that his arrest this past June has turned into a guilty plea revealed today in an unsealed court document that points toward the idea that Sabu may have worked with the FBI to lessen his own sentence in exchange for giving up information that lead to the arrest of several of his former compatriots - but it's not that cut and dry.

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