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An accused member of the hacktivist group LulzSec on Thursday has been sentenced by a federal judge in Los Angeles for his role in hacking into the systems of Sony Pictures Entertainment, according to reports.
The second U.S. LulzSec hacker implicated in the 2011 attack against Sony Pictures has been sentenced to a year in jail, but also faces another year of house arrest and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines.
We're only halfway through the year, but there has been plenty of action in courtrooms around the nation involving information security. Here are four notable cases that we've covered in 2013.
The sentences range from 20 to 32 months, with none of the defendants likely to serve the full time. There has been no formal request to extradite the U.K. men to the United States to face charges here.
Matthew Flannery, who is employed at a Sydney, Australia-based IT firm, faces up to 22 years in prison if convicted of the alleged offenses.
Their crimes include hacking and launching DDoS attacks against high-profile organizations such as the CIA, the U.K.'s Serious Organised Crime Agency, Sony and Nintendo.
Jeremy Hammond said in a statement afterward that "it is a relief to be able to say that I did work with Anonymous to hack Stratfor, among other websites."
The U.S. government is sending a clear message: We won't tolerate secrets coming to light.
The sentencing for Jeremy Hammond has been delayed until Nov. 15, The Sparrow Project reported.
A division of the British spy agency deployed a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack to uncover identities of Anonymous members.
Meanwhile, Jeremy Hammond, who is scheduled to be sentenced this fall, has accused U.S. authorities of using Hector "Sabu" Monsegur to "facilitate the hacking of targets of the government's choosing."
After spending the last year and a half in solitary confinement, Jeremy Hammond received the sentencing in a New York federal court on Friday.
As journalists come under attack from the government, an encrypted online dropbox co-created by the late Aaron Swartz can ensure anonymity.
The landmark annual data breach report analyzed 621 breaches from caseloads across 19 organizations throughout the world.
The latest news and updates from PCI Security Standards Council, CryptoLocker, Edward Snowden and more.
Aaron Swartz's death inspired Rep. Zoe Lofgren to want to reform the federal anti-hacking law, but some security pros worry this would sterilize a potent enforcement weapon, reports Dan Kaplan.