A British man with ties to LulzSec was indicted on conspiracy and hacking charges for attacking websites operated by Fox, PBS, and Sony.
Twenty-year-old Ryan Cleary was indicted Tuesday in US District Court in Los Angeles, but he is already in custody in England because he faces similar charges there for running botnets and mounting DDoS attacks.
“Federal authorities allege that between April 2011 through June 2011, Cleary conspired with LulzSec members to intentionally cause damage to the computer systems of Fox Entertainment Group in Los Angeles and stole confidential information including data relating to people auditioning for ‘The X-Factor,'” the Los Angeles Times reported. “The indictment also alleges Cleary hacked into and defaced the PBS NewsHour website and created a separate website where he and others published confidential information stolen from entertainment company systems.”
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Suspected LulzSec member indicted in US for hacking Fox, PBS, and Sony