LulzSec hacker gets one year in prison for Sony security breach

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  1. Guild McCommunist
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    Let's go back a couple of years to good ol' LulzSec. The "hacker" group caused a bit of a kerfuffle as they gained access to important websites and leaked private information on its users to the public. Not exactly vigilante justice either, just the leaking of user info online. Eventually their spree came to an end, and authorities worldwide began cracking down on them. It looks like another former LulzSec hacker is behind bars now, all due to the breach of the Sony Pictures website.

    Cody Kretsinger, aka "Recursion", was sentenced to one year in prison, followed by house arrest, and 1000 hours community service for the breach of the Sony Pictures website. Estimates put the damage caused by the hack at $600,000.

    You may remember that LulzSec leader (the source lists him as the "Anonymous" leader but uh that's not right at all) Hector Xavier Monsegur (aka "Sabu") was caught some time ago and struck a plea bargain with the FBI over the identities of many other hackers.

    It looks like prosecutors got the last lulz.

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    Well that's a blast from the past.
    I honestly did not know they were still around, I thought after the leader was arrested that that was the end of them. Seemed like it because no one was talking about them anymore.
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    Some of this hackers ass is going to get hacked in prison.
     
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    Oh noes, the lulzboat sunk.
     
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    "What are you in here for?"
    "Hacking Sony."
    "YOU'RE THE REASON PSN WAS DOWN FOR MONTHS?"
    "Yep."

    *shanks*

    "Looks like I just... Hacked you."
     
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    Isn't going to prison for hacking an important part of a security consultants resume?
     
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    Pretty much. There just isn't a way as good as hacking to show that you know how things work. Well there are a few, but none of them involve that much publicity.

    Just like I doubt Geohot would have landed a job at Facebook without the hacking before.
     
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    Reminded me of this;

     
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    "You get caught hacking Sony's infrastructure, you're not going to white collar resort prison. No, no, no, you're going to Federal pound-me-in-the-ass prison!"

    Replace a word or two and Office Space is still surprisingly prescient
     
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    I thought they were all in jail already.
     
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    This doesn't achieve much.
    Some other bored scriptkiddie will take his place.
    It's a never ending circle.
     
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    I like how people call the really successful hackers skids.
     
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    This wasn't the psn hacker.
     
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    brute force attack through the backdoor, perhaps?
     
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    This completes their motto "Set sail for fail."
     
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    Now that I think about it, that's one hell of a self-fulfilling prophecy.
     
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    Only a year in prison eh? I would have given him a few extra years. Hopefully no one gives the guy access to a computer, otherwise he might find a way to shut down the jail's security systems.
     
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    He will be out soon enough.
     

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