Justice 4 teh Lulzsec
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."