A man from Arizona State in the United States, was arrested and charged on Thursday (22) for allegedly being involved in the invasion of computers from Sony Pictures Entertainment. In the event, more than 37 000 users had stolen data.
Cody Kretsinger, 23, city of Tempe, is accused of conspiracy and damage to protected computer. If the two guilty, faces up to 15 years in prison.
It was not immediately disclosed if Kretsinger hired a lawyer.
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Computers Sony Pictures has been committed in the period between late May and early June 2011. The anonymous members of a group known as Lulz Security said they were responsible. The organization said it had access to more than 1 million accounts, but Sony says that 37,500 users had personal information stolen.
Kretsinger is the first person arrested in the United States does or has done part of LulzSec.The group was combined with other hackers scandals involving government institutions and companies around the world, officials say.
According to the indictment, Kretsinger stole confidential information from Sony and passed them on to other members of LulzSec. The group published the material on its site.