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LulzSec Sony Pictures intruder sentenced to a year in prison

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.

News LulzSec Sony Pictures attacker sentenced to year in jail, huge fine

LulzSec Sony Pictures attacker sentenced to year in jail, huge fine

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.

Slideshow Four notable court actions in 2013

Four notable court actions in 2013

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.

News Judge in London sentences LulzSec members

Judge in London sentences LulzSec members

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.

News Alleged LulzSec leader charged with hacking Australian government site

Alleged LulzSec leader charged with hacking Australian government site

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.

News Sentencing begins for four LulzSec members in London

Sentencing begins for four LulzSec members in London

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.

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LulzSec hacker Hammond pleads guilty to Stratfor attack, could face 10 years in prison

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."

Blog Post

Why the AP phone records seizure and the LulzSec sentences are related

The U.S. government is sending a clear message: We won't tolerate secrets coming to light.

Brief

Activist hacker Hammond sentencing delayed two months

The sentencing for Jeremy Hammond has been delayed until Nov. 15, The Sparrow Project reported.

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Leaks reveal GCHQ infiltrated and attacked Anonymous

A division of the British spy agency deployed a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack to uncover identities of Anonymous members.

News Anonymous turncoat Sabu's sentencing delayed, again

Anonymous turncoat Sabu's sentencing delayed, again

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."

News

Hacktivist Hammond sentenced to 10 years for Stratfor breach

After spending the last year and a half in solitary confinement, Jeremy Hammond received the sentencing in a New York federal court on Friday.

Opinion 2 minutes on: Keeping the chill off journalism

2 minutes on: Keeping the chill off journalism

As journalists come under attack from the government, an encrypted online dropbox co-created by the late Aaron Swartz can ensure anonymity.

News

Verizon study finds China-based groups behind 96 percent of espionage attacks

The landmark annual data breach report analyzed 621 breaches from caseloads across 19 organizations throughout the world.

News News briefs: Jeremy Hammond's sentence and more Snowden leaks

News briefs: Jeremy Hammond's sentence and more Snowden leaks

The latest news and updates from PCI Security Standards Council, CryptoLocker, Edward Snowden and more.

Feature The great divide: Reforming the CFAA

The great divide: Reforming the CFAA

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.

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