LulzSec Member Claimed Responsibility for AttacksAdded: Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
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Ryan Ackroyd, a hacker from Great Britain, who worked under the LulzSec banner, has recently admitted attacking such giants as Sony, Nintendo, Rupert Murdoch’s News International and even the Arizona State Police.
The individual’s plea meant that the court didn’t hear any evidence on the motivation behind the intrusions. During the attacks, Ryan used the fake persona of a 16-year-old girl named Kayla. Ackroyd, 26, spoke only to identify himself and to enter his plea. The guy was arrested two years ago with some other UK users after a series of LulzSec attacks. The hacking collective is known for making international headlines in late 2010, when LulzSec started a so-called “first cyber war”, in retaliation for the country’s efforts to shut down WikiLeaks.
Two other individuals, Mustafa Al-Bassam, 18, and Jake Davis, 20, had pleaded guilty to 2 counts, and one person, Ryan Cleary, 21, had pleaded guilty to 6 counts. These included hacking Pentagon PCs operated by the Air Force of the United States. In the meanwhile, Ryan Ackroyd faced 4 charges and pleaded guilty to only one, with prosecutors saying that they wouldn’t pursue the other charges. Judge Deborah Taylor announced that Ackroyd and his three fellows would be sentenced next month.
The other guys admitted they launched DDoS attacks, but Ackroyd denied this, admitting only to hacking into computer systems, obtaining confidential information and redirecting legal site visitors to websites hosted by the hackers. In addition, Ryan pleaded guilty to hacking UK’s National Health Service, the US public broadcaster PBS and 20th Century Fox. All of the hackers are bailed on the condition that they don’t access the worldwide web.
Ryan Cleary was indicted by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles a year ago, but American government promised it wouldn’t seek his extradition as he was being prosecuted in the United Kingdom on the same charges.
April 24th,2013Posted by:
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
|Dont access the WWW huh well seeing as WWW is just a small fraction of internet they should be fine|
|posted by (2013-04-25 01:38:04)|
|AT POST #2 Great post and avatar there takkidapakki....you really opened my mind with your thoughtful comment regarding this article. NOT !!!!!|
I love the comments section these days as much as some of the articles lol. Its like people dont even read the articles or they do read them but dont even understand them, dont wast others time with Stupid pointless off topic comments IMO . Thanks for the great reads as always, keep up the good work SAM, you "STUPID SMELLY CAUCASION" ;>
|posted by (2013-04-27 21:45:08)|
|posted by (2013-04-28 01:43:34)|
|Ryan Ackroyd had better pray I never cross his path.||
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