Suspected LulzSec hacker arrested in Arizona


Twenty-year-old Reynaldo Rivera was arrested yesterday in Arizona for his role in allegedly hacking Sony Pictures in mid-2011, Reuters reports. Conviction carries a maximum of 15 years in prison.

The indictment, made public on Tuesday, stated that Rivera was working with Cody Kretsinger, a 24-year-old who was arrested last September and pleaded guilty to the same hack this April. It also revealed that members of the group had allegedly infiltrated with a SQL injection attack.  PC Magazine reports LulzSec made out with passwords, email addresses, and other personal data from one millions users, as well as 75,000 music codes and 3.5 million music coupons.

Rivera then allegedly helped post the loot on LulzSec’s website and tweeted about the intrusion.

Rivera, known online as “neuron,” “royal” and “wildicv,” is the latest person apprehended in a string of LulzSec-related arrests that have been taking place in the US, UK and Ireland.

In June, 20-year-old Ryan Cleary and 19-year-old Jake Davis (“Topiary”), both reportedly linked to LulzSec, pleaded guilty to hacking charges in England.

In March, Cleary and his alleged LulzSec allies Ryan Ackroyd (“Kayla”), Darren Martyn (“pwnsauce”) and Jeremy Hammond (“Anarchaos”) were arrested with information provided by Hector Xavier Monsegur (“Sabu”), LulzSec’s leader. Monsequr, it turned out, had been working as an informant for the FBI.

Last week, a judged delayed Monsequr’s sentencing for six months, according to PC World. His new sentencing date is February 22.

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