It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
LulzSec hacker admits attacks LulzSec hacker admits attacks
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

LulzSec hacker admits attacks
Thread Tools
Old 11th April 2013, 10:16   #1
[M] Reviewer
Stefan Mileschin's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Romania
Posts: 116,765
Stefan Mileschin Freshly Registered
Default LulzSec hacker admits attacks

A UK-based computer hacker who worked under the LulzSec banner has admitted attacking Sony, Nintendo, Rupert Murdoch's News International and the Arizona State Police.

Ryan Ackroyd's plea meant the court did not hear any evidence on the motivation behind the attacks.

Ackroyd used the fake persona of a 16-year-old girl named Kayla.

According to Gmanetwork, Ackroyd, 26, spoke only to identify himself and to enter his plea.

He was arrested in 2011 with three other British young men after a series of LulzSec attacks. LulzSec made international headlines in late 2010 when they launched what they called the "first cyber war" in retaliation for attempts to shut down the WikiLeaks website.

Mustafa Al-Bassam, 18, and Jake Davis, 20, had both pleaded guilty to two counts while Ryan Cleary, 21, had pleaded guilty to six counts including that he attacked Pentagon computers operated by the US Air Force.

Ackroyd faced four charges but pleaded guilty to just one. Prosecutors said they would not pursue the other charges.

Ackroyd and his three fellow hackers will be sentenced on May 14, Judge Deborah Taylor said.

Cleary, Al-Bassam and Davis admitted to launching a so-called distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks - something that Ackroyd denied.

He admitted to hacking into computer systems, obtaining confidential data and redirecting legitimate website visitors to sites hosted by the hackers.

Ackroyd pleaded guilty to also hacking Britain's National Health Service, the US public broadcaster PBS and 20th Century Fox.

The three are bailed on the condition that they do not access the internet.

Cleary was indicted by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles last June, but US authorities have indicated they would not seek his extradition as he was being prosecuted in Britain on the same charges.
Stefan Mileschin is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2013: The year that Valve attacks Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 14th January 2013 09:30
FBI catches another Lulzsec man Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 30th August 2012 06:28
Antisec - LulzSec Snitch Still Helping Feds Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 23rd August 2012 08:20
LulzSec Hack Suspect Fighting Extradition To US Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 18th June 2012 08:47
LulzSec member denies hacking Stratfor Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 16th May 2012 06:38
Serious Sam 3: BFE - Melee Attacks Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 8th November 2011 06:59
Oops! Missed One Fix Windows Attacks Under Way jmke WebNews 0 11th December 2008 03:13
AMD attacks DDR2 latency problems jmke WebNews 0 24th March 2006 10:16
Giant Octopus Attacks Sub jmke WebNews 0 28th January 2006 11:44

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 23:52.

Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO