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Another LulzSec hacker arrested

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Aug 2012 1:56 User comments (4)

Another LulzSec hacker arrested 20-year-old Raynaldo Rivera has been arrested this week for his alleged connection to the once-notorious hacking group LulzSec.
Rivera has been charged with conspiracy and unauthorized impairment of a protected computer for his alleged part in hacking Sony Pictures back in mid-2011.

Arrested in Tempe, Arizona, Rivera surrendered less than a week after a federal grand jury issued an indictment. The hacker is said to have worked alongside Cody Kretsinger, another hacker who plead guilty to charges in April and will be sentenced in October.

In June of last year, LulzSec took credit for attacking Sony Pictures using an SQL injection. The group stole 1 million user accounts, including unencrypted data like passwords, email addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth.

That attack followed the take down of the PlayStation Network, and the robbery of 100 million user accounts and personal information. LulzSec did not take credit for that hit, one of the largest in history.

Rivera, who went by "royal" and "wildicv," could face up to 15 years in prison.

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4 user comments

130.8.2012 12:54

See what happens when you don't put kids to work during their summer break. The devil finds work for idle hands.

They're a bunch of dumbass kids. Sure, they screwed up, but ruin the rest of their lives? F*k them up real good, scare the shit right out of them, make them join military boot camp for their summer vacation (the one I went through, not that shit that passes for BC these days)& some other equally nasty stuff for 5 years to take them out of the loop (their holidays as well). But they didn't kill anyone.

This country needs dumbass sentences. Something befitting dumbasses. Something that not only keeps you in the grind of "why me, poor me, why are they picking on me...", but after you have gone through all that whining & found the truth you find that "those poor people, how do I save the guy next to me, I've got to help 'that' person..." in spite of yourself, then the judicial system will have worked.


231.8.2012 14:05

Up to 15 years?! Are they nuts? Just put the kid to do some work.

33.9.2012 11:08

Originally posted by SviFi:
Up to 15 years?! Are they nuts? Just put the kid to do some work.
Exactly, take away all their free time & money for "X" number of years. Then reassess whether or not they get to keep a felony record or not.

43.9.2012 11:49

Hell,he could work for our government.........

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