Suspected LulzSec Member Arrested for Sony Pictures Hack
August 29, 2012 4:39 PM
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The arrested is a 20-year-old Arizona resident who could face up to a 15 year prison sentence
A hacker that is a suspected
member of LulzSec was arrested
this week on charges related to a Sony Pictures Entertainment breach.
Raynaldo Rivera, 20, was arrested in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday, which was six days after a federal grand jury in California released an indictment that charged him with unauthorized impairment of a protected computer and conspiracy. Rivera is suspected of adopting nicknames on the Internet like "royal," "neuron" and "wildicv" and using a proxy server to cover up his IP address, thus concealing his identity.
More specifically, the indictment says Rivera
broke into Sony Pictures' computer systems
in May and June 2011 and stole important information, which was then posted publicly on LulzSec's website and announced on its Twitter. LulzSec managed to publish the names, addresses, birth dates, emails, passwords and phone numbers of Sony customers that entered company-promoted contests. The breach, which hit Sony's pocket for $600,000, was meant to exploit security flaws in Sony's systems.
"From a single injection
we accessed EVERYTHING
," said LulzSec at the time of the hack. "Why do you put such faith in a company that allows itself to become open to these simple attacks?"
The indictment added that an SQL injection attack was used to commit the breach, which is a hack completed by using portions of SQL statements in a Web form entry field in order to make the Web site accept a new rogue SQL command to the database.
This is the second accused LulzSec member to be arrested in the Sony Pictures breach. The first was Cody Kretsinger, 24, who pleaded guilty to his role in the Sony breach back in April.
If Rivera is convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison.
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RE: Do it ...
8/30/2012 12:51:06 AM
i agree with dozer13 .... first, sony violated rights of paid customers to run linux over sony hw (I wish same guns turned to apple too). also the house keeping thing ... Next time people protest on roads against govt etc, i will have the right to kick them off the road having my tax dollars used in its construction, just like i dont want someone on my house/property.
RE: Do it ...
8/30/2012 1:38:26 AM
So if Sony does something you deem is illegal you have the right to do something criminal? That is broken logic. As for your remark about protesters; if we go by your logic, they would have the right to kick you back in the balls because they probably payed taxes as well. So unless you somehow payed for the whole road, which then you can kick anyone you want off of it, your example is flawed.
RE: Do it ...
8/30/2012 4:35:46 PM
You are mad at Sony for their business practices so you think harming innocent consumers is a fair reaction? Wow. That's just about all I need to say on the subject. WOW.
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