An alleged member of the LulzSec hacktivist group has been arrested in the US in an investigation into last year's hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment's database.
Sony was pummelled by cyber attacks last year, the most significant one targeting its PlayStation Network (PSN) in April, which saw data of 77 million users compromised. In June, it emerged SonyPictures.com was hacked. LulzSec claimed to be behind the attack, saying it had published several lists with extracts from over a million compromised user accounts.
Raynaldo Rivera, a 20-year-old from Arizona, was taken into custody in Phoenix Arizona yesterday, the FBI said, charging him with conspiracy and unauthorised impairment of a protected computer. He could be jailed for up to 15 years, according to various reports.
Breaking LulzSec apart
The FBI has been cracking down on the hacktivist group. Another alleged LulzSec member, 24-year-old Cody Kretsinger, was arrested last year and pleaded guilty to charges relating to the same hit on Sony.
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