LulzSec Sony Pictures hacker
An accused member of the hacktivist group LulzSec was sentenced to one year in prison followed by home detention and 1,000 hours of community service by a federal judge in Los Angeles for his role in hacking into the systems of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Cezar Butu, 27, of Romania, was sentenced by a U.S. District Court judge in New Hampshire to 21 months in prison for compromising the credit card processing systems of Subway restaurants in 2011.
Andrew Aurnheimer, also known by his online alias “weev,” was sentenced by a federal judge to 41 months in prison following his conviction for discovering and exploiting a weakness on the AT&T website that allowed him to obtain data on roughly 120,000 Apple iPad users.
Romanian citizens Bogdan Boceanu, 30, and Andrei Bolovan, 29, will spend time in U.S. prison for their involvement in a phishing scheme which targeted customers of several banks, eBay and Paypal. A U.S. district judge sentenced Boceanu to 80 months, and Bolovan to 27 months.