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Justice 4 teh Lulzsec

By Bobfish18-05-2013

Four members of the now infamous Lulzsec 'hacker' community have been sentenced to jail time by the UK courts regarding their activities during 2011. Jake Davis, the group 'leader' was sentenced with two years jailtime. Ryan Cleary was sentenced to 32 months for producing malicious software. Ryan Ackroyd received 30 months for his role as 'press secretary' and Mustafa al-Bassam, who posted the stolen data online, was given a 20-month suspended sentence.

I'm sure Lulzsec are well known to all of us by this point, after their short, though fierce, attacks against Sony, which resulted in personal information from many PSN users being stolen. Perhaps less known is their attacks against EVE Online, Minecraft and Nintendo, amongst others. At their sentencing Andrew Hadik, lawyer for the Crown Prosecution Service gave a disturbing statement to the BBC.

"The harm they caused was foreseeable, extensive and intended. Indeed, they boasted of how clever they were with a complete disregard for the impact their actions had on real people's lives. This case should serve as a warning to other cybercriminals that they are not invincible."


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They can just be glad they are in UK and not America... American prison is like if Hell had a place they would send you that was the Hell of Hell, that would be American prisons... So basically when you die and go to Hell and you are too evil for Hell, they send you to an American prison! :P

But yeah, the consequences of their actions will still be felt and I am sure they will have a lot to think about while in their UK prison cells, as this will be a big black mark on their personal file so they can throw any future opportunities they had hoped for right out the window, unless they by chance get hired as security specialists, but I do wonder how good their expertise actually is.