Second LulzSec suspect arrested over year-old hacking incident

Hackers seem to get their comeuppance, even if it takes time for it to happen. Around this time last year, a group known as LulzSec were arguably eclipsing Anonymous's track record for the same period of time.

They attacked EVE Online and the Escapist Magazine, Minecraft, Sony Pictures, Nintendo, and a considerable number of other companies. There's a better overview of LulzSec's antics from the very start available here.

Strangely, they were insistent they'd never be caught for their actions. Most hackers acknowledge the possibility that something could go wrong, yet LulzSec were adamant that they were just too good to be caught in the act.

Since then, some members have been arrested. A second arrest has been made over the Sony Pictures breach, more than a year after Neowin first reported it. The suspect is a 20-year-old from Arizona.

Raynaldo Rivera surrendered to authorities in Phoenix, six days after a federal grand jury returned an indictment for conspiracy and unauthorised impairment of a protected computer. The maximum sentence for these crimes could be fifteen years in prison, meaning Rivera could be in his thirties before he could get on with his life.

Some of their number have already been arrested. AnonymouSabu, one of the more prominent names in the hacktivist community, was an FBI mole for quite some time. 'Topiary', one of the key figures in LulzSec, was charged by police in the UK.

In spite of all the claims LulzSec made about their abilities, the group managed to be caught out. With the number of members arrested or turned against their previous allies, it seems unlikely that the group will ever return. For website administrators out there, you can breath a sigh of relief.

Source: ITPro

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Any caught I bet will be working on new stuff for the Gov directed at Iran or various other places instead of any time in jail.

winrez said,
Any caught I bet will be working on new stuff for the Gov directed at Iran or various other places instead of any time in jail.


They're not that good. The difference between lulzec "hackers" and government hackers is that the government ones know their stuff.

This one better not Rat out his buddies !
Rats and Pedo's are the lowest form of life.

And from my criminal experience if you simply hold your ground
you will find the authorities usually have no evidence yet they will
try and squeeze you for anything they can.

Get arrested? STAY STRONG and hold your ground !

they should all have the max sentence given to them with no appeal for early release.
this will serve as a deterrent to any gang of script kiddies who think they are above the law.

look who's lulzing now!

xSuRgEx said,
they should all have the max sentence given to them with no appeal for early release.
this will serve as a deterrent to any gang of script kiddies who think they are above the law.

look who's lulzing now!

You are happy that police is working harder than ever with the FBI to caught hackers because they hurt big corporations ?

If your kids were robbed they wouldn't even work that hard.

They are so many things to do else than spending times trying to catch these "hackers" because at the end the only thing they did is making big company pay for adding security.

Stay tamed they said, you fit in well.

boumboqc said,

You are happy that police is working harder than ever with the FBI to caught hackers because they hurt big corporations ?

If your kids were robbed they wouldn't even work that hard.

They are so many things to do else than spending times trying to catch these "hackers" because at the end the only thing they did is making big company pay for adding security.

Stay tamed they said, you fit in well.

Couldn't have said it better.

boumboqc said,

If your kids were robbed they wouldn't even work that hard.
Stay tamed they said, you fit in well.

if your kids had a theft of thousands of dollars or more they probably would work harder... petty theft up to grand theft is usually responded with eh if we find something we will tell you... after grand theft its more investigation... it's always been that way, the more a crime is worth the more its worked on... I don't see an issue with that... you wouldn't want too much police resources wasted on a $100 bike as opposed to someone that caused thousands if not more in damages to someone else