LulzSec Hacker: Prison For Sony Pictures Breach, $600 k Restitution, Community Service Too
A former LulzSec member who went on a hacking spree in the Sony Pictures website and database has received a one-year federal prison sentence for his actions.
Cody Andrew Kretsinger, a 25-year-old from Decatur, Illinois, used the online alias "Recursion" when he was a member of the hacker group Lulz Security, or LulzSec, to breach the Sony site and leak customer data that included names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. He was arrested in September 2011 and plead guilty to computer hacking charges in relation to the Sony Pictures leak. LulzSec is an associated act of international hacking group Anonymous.
On Thursday, Kretsinger was sentenced at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to one year and one day in prison, which will then be followed by one year of home detention. He will also perform 1000 hours of community service and pay $605,663 in restitution as part of his sentencing.
LulzSec's former leader, Hector Xavier Monsegur, was arrested in June 2011 and faces a maximum sentence of 124 years in prison, though he could see less for cooperating with the FBI. He used the alias "Sabu." Another former LulzSec member, Raynaldo Rivera, whose online alias was "neuron," pleaded guilty in October 2012 to conspiracy charges in connection with the Sony attack. He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 16.