LulzSec member pleads guilty, other suspects arrested

Law enforcement entities in Chicago, Britain, and Ireland have arrested suspected LulzSec members

A member of Lulz Security (LulzSec), the group behind attacks against Sony, Nintendo, and Bethesda, has pleaded guilty to charges of breaking into the computer systems of several companies. The U.S. Justice Department has said that Hector Xavier Monsegur - also known online as Sabu - was charged with 12 counts of hacking into unauthorized computers and has been aiding law enforcement for several months.

Law enforcement officials in Chicago, Britain, and Ireland have arrested five others suspected of being LulzSec members. The five charged were Jeremy Hammond of Chicago, known as Anarchaos; Ryan Ackroyd of London, known as Kayla; Jake Davis of London, known as Topiary; Darren Martyn of Ireland, known as Pwnsauce; and Donncha O'Cearrbhail, known as Palladium.

Barrett Brown, a known spokesperson for Anonymous, told the New York Times that his home in Dallas was raided and the FBI sent three agents to meet him at his mother's house. He said that the agents left without making an arrest.

"I received an advance warning of the raid and put all my laptops in very specific places where they couldn't be found," Brown said. "There are lots and lots of people here that continue to work. The FBI did not really cut the head off of anything. Anonymous will go forward as usual. So will I. We hired an army of lawyers last January. We are prepared for a big slug-out."

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Latest comments (3)

Private Industry 6 years ago
What power where they fighting when hacking into game sites and services and stole user data?
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Peter Dwyer Games Designer/Developer 6 years ago
Yep. I think they will find that all the army of lawyers do is get paid. I wouldn't be suprised if the lawyers spend their days dancing and doing those rapper "gettin' paid" hand gestures to eachother.

Ultimately if there is any evidence found, then all an army of lawyers can tell you is plead out and throw some other sucker under te coming bus. The public isn't behind hackers who stole their data and information. The media isn't behind such acts and nor is the government.Anonymous' behaviour hasn't made them robin hoods, it's made them the sherifs of nottingham!
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Kingman Cheng Illustrator and Animator 6 years ago
So the gist of it is 'We attacked Sony, Nintendo, and Bethesda, broke game services and stole the data of innocents, and our army of lawyers will get him out'.

Wow...I really don't think I can ever have the conscience to be a lawyer.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Kingman Cheng on 7th March 2012 10:05am

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