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FBI Arrests Suspected LulzSec Member in Connection with Sony Pictures Hacking

Posted Fri, Sep 23, 2011 by Martuk

The FBI has taken another suspected member of the hacker group LulzSec into custody. Agents have arrested 23 year old Cody "recursion" Kretsinger of Phoenix, Arizona for an alleged connection to the hacker group LulzSec. Kretsinger was arrested without incident and has been charged with conspiracy and the unauthorized impairment of a protected computer. If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison.

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The FBI arrests another alleged member of the hacker group LulzSec.

The charges stem from a hacker attack against Sony Pictures earlier this year in which information was plundered from their computer systems and then leaked to the Internet. The indictment alleges that Kretsinger and his accomplices were the ones responsible for the theft and distribution of the information.

Sony’s online gaming services were also attacked earlier this year, leading to the personal details of more than 100 million accounts being compromised. LulzSec members are suspected to have been involved in that attack and several others against the company.

As for the current state of LulzSec, the group’s Twitter page has been uncharacteristically quiet following the recent arrest of Kretsinger and others earlier this month and in July. But according to Ars Technica, the group's ringleader Sabu has stated that there are only two members of LulzSec still at large in a rather colorful tweet. Earlier this year when arrests were made on alleged group members the group was quick to respond. So you have to wonder if the Lulz Boat has run aground or if the group is just lying low and plotting to retaliate as they are often known to do.

Thanks to Annatar for the catch.

Sources:
Ars Technica
news.com.au


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