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LulzSec Sony Pictures intruder sentenced to a year in prison

April 18, 2013

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.

Cody Kretsinger, a.k.a. “recursion,” who is in his mid-20s and from Arizona, pleaded guilty about a year ago to the attack. He was sentenced Thursday to one year in prison, to be followed by home detention and 1,000 hours of community service.

Before pleading out, Kretsinger faced a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. He is accused of participating in a weeklong SQL injection attack, ending in early June, on the Sony Pictures site. The compromise resulted in the theft of data belonging to roughly one million users, some of which was publicly posted.

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