Lulzsec Members Are Going To Jail

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Lulzsec Members Are Going To Jail

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Four members of Lulzsec in the U.K. have been sentenced for their role in attacks on Nintendo, Sony, Bethesda, the CIA and other companies and agencies.

Back in July 2011, members of the Lulzsec collective dared - I mean, literally dared - the authorities to arrest them. So the authorities did. There's probably a lesson about pride and falls in there somewhere, or maybe just about not shooting your mouth off and motivating the other team, but that's the sort of education that comes too late to do any good. Two of them pleaded guilty in June 2012, while two others initially decided to stand behind their tweet and fight the power but later changed their minds.

Now, almost a year after the first pleas were entered, sentences have been handed down and just about everybody is going to jail. Ryan Cleary, who provided the software that was used in the attacks but was apparently not a "core member" of Lulzsec, was sentenced to 32 months and faces additional jail time for hacking U.S. Air Force computers and possessing "indecent images of babies and children." Jake Davis, credited as the Lulzsec "press secretary," was given two years; Ryan Ackroyd, the "ringleader," will be jailed for 30 months; and Mustafa al-Bassam, who posted stolen information online, escaped with a 20-month suspended sentence.

"This is not about young immature men messing about," Prosecutor Sandip Patel said. "They are at the cutting edge of a contemporary and emerging species of criminal offender known as a cybercriminal."

Lulzsec went on a short but spectacular rampage in 2011 before announcing in June of that year that it was disbanding. Unfortunately for all involved, that was right around the time that the FBI busted Hector Xavier Monsegur, also known as Sabu, the leader of the group, who quickly turned on his fellows and began working for the bureau. That led to several arrests in early 2012, including Ackroyd and Davis. Monsegur has not yet been sentenced for his role in the crimes.

Source: BBC

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luvd1:
Lol!

Might want to add a little bit more to that...

Well, lesson learned. You mess with the bull, you get the horns. It will probably take them awhile to get their pride back.

Well, I guess WE get the lulz now...

Know what the best plan ever is? Form what's basically a street gang, but on the internet semi-anonymously. This way, no one will have the typical loyalty one does in a gang, but, trust us, no one's likely to turn everyone else over to the police at the first sign of trouble.

Right? Right.

HA HA!!!

good to see these little hacker shit are going away for a few years from the look of it, maybe some time with their new boy firends will teach them to not do this kinda crap again

I don't feel sorry for them in the least. Not exactly a unique sentiment, but if you break the law you go to jail. They were, quite literally, asking for this to happen at one point or another.

Who's laughing now?

Is it me?

I think it's me :D

Didn't they also hack Escapist during their cyber crime spree?

Edit: Anyways, I'm glad the prosecutor took 2 years of their lives to finally say "Yep. You're going to jail." Have fun.

Yeah...I'm pretty sure the "no snitching" rule doesn't apply to the gangs you start online. Those other people know a screen name, and they'll fold if it means not going to jail for a few years. Hell, the "leader" actually lucked out be getting caught first.

Think they were cocky because they were not arrested quick. Mainly thats due to police/FBI taking time to collect evidence and see they are talking to and if they could lead to others in the group. Wonder if in prison all the other prisoners started doing stuff to them and told them "i did it for the lulz". :-)

Well, they did dare the authorities. I mean, what were they gonna do, decline the dare? That's not how dares work man, that's not how they work. You gotta accept the dare, or else you're a chicken. And nobody calls the authorities chicken.

Good. Its good to see these guys go to jail. Guys like these hack for fun and claim to be doing it "for the lulz" or for some bs reason of "internet justice" they make up. It's guys like this that make the hackers who solves real problems look bad.

Wow gone to jail for "hacking". Those guys aren't even getting raped. Inmates are just going to wear those guys as condoms while they fuck real criminals.

Secs 2 b them! :P
Surprised that it was only 5 people and all in the same country.

Well, they got what they deserved. They weren't funny before, but at least now we can laugh at them.

Who's lulzing now? I don't think it's these guys.

Though, wow, "indecent images of babies and children"? First I'd heard of that.

SonOfVoorhees:
Think they were cocky because they were not arrested quick. Mainly thats due to police/FBI taking time to collect evidence and see they are talking to and if they could lead to others in the group. Wonder if in prison all the other prisoners started doing stuff to them and told them "i did it for the lulz". :-)

Unfortunately not, they will do their time in a prison that looks like this.

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and not like this
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albino boo:

SonOfVoorhees:
Think they were cocky because they were not arrested quick. Mainly thats due to police/FBI taking time to collect evidence and see they are talking to and if they could lead to others in the group. Wonder if in prison all the other prisoners started doing stuff to them and told them "i did it for the lulz". :-)

Unfortunately not, they will do their time in prison that looks like this.

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and not like this
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Good guys win, bad guys lose, and as always: ENGLAND PREVAILS.

I just simply love talks about justice being handed down to someone. It's like going to the zoo and they've thrown bananas to the chimpanzees.

So a pedophile and some glorified script kiddies are going to prison.

They're finally funny. Lulz.

They really should have just left it at HBGary.

When they went after a bunch of overconfident salesmen peddling nothing but dirty tricks and misdirection, the world kind of looked and went that's why you don't mess with the internet.

Then they went after CIA, all I can think of is the 'whoopsieee' sound from Mortal Combat.

Azuaron:
Know what the best plan ever is? Form what's basically a street gang, but on the internet semi-anonymously. This way, no one will have the typical loyalty one does in a gang, but, trust us, no one's likely to turn everyone else over to the police at the first sign of trouble.

Right? Right.

More to the point, no one will be able to trace you, no way no how!

Daystar Clarion:
Who's laughing now?

Is it me?

I think it's me :D

And me! Don't forget me!

...This couldn't happen to nicer people.

and the sec they get to prison these genious walk up to the biggest guy in there and dare him to mess with them and guess how that ends up.

this really blurs the line between hubris and stupidity.

mysecondlife:
Didn't they also hack Escapist during their cyber crime spree?

They did, they brought the site down for a few hours after someone made a thread about them and everyone was calling them cowards and losers. Someone linked the thread to them on Twitter and the rest is history.

OT: Justice has been served.

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Good to see these twats get what was coming to them.

I can support some forms of "hacktivism" in places, but all these guys were doing were being dicks.

So...lulz.

Well that's what they get for stealing my avatar!

*ahem*

It's about time some people get the proper justice. I don't care how much you dislike something, committing a crime in response just isn't the way to go.

Spot1990:
Wow gone to jail for "hacking". Those guys aren't even getting raped. Inmates are just going to wear those guys as condoms while they fuck real criminals.

...Ouch

OT: Good riddance. No sympathy for these smug bastards at all.
Also, LuLz!

roushutsu:
It's about time some people get the proper justice. I don't care how much you dislike something, committing a crime in response just isn't the way to go.

GeneralFungi:
I don't feel sorry for them in the least. Not exactly a unique sentiment, but if you break the law you go to jail. They were, quite literally, asking for this to happen at one point or another.

Tell that to the HSBC bankers that got caught laundering money for Al Qaeda... seriously, you can cuz none of them have done a second of jail time

Which brings me to my point. I can't say that I feel terribly sorry for these guys; sure, one could make a compelling argument for the motivations of some of their members & some of their actions, but the pure molten stupid of publicizing it sucks away my sympathy. That said, far worse crimes often get far less time & that bothers me (see: Aaron Schwartz)

Lunar Templar:
HA HA!!!

good to see these little hacker shit are going away for a few years from the look of it, maybe some time with their new boy firends will teach them to not do this kinda crap again

They hack some places, and you're cheering at the idea they'll get raped in prison?

Ladies and gentlemen, everything wrong with the current mentality for prison in one sentence.

First thing that came to mind...

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Metalix Knightmare:

Lunar Templar:
HA HA!!!

good to see these little hacker shit are going away for a few years from the look of it, maybe some time with their new boy firends will teach them to not do this kinda crap again

They hack some places, and you're cheering at the idea they'll get raped in prison?

Ladies and gentlemen, everything wrong with the current mentality for prison in one sentence.

they hacked some place, laughed about it and Dared people to come after them like they where some kind of gods, for their arrogance they deserve everything they're going to get.

No, I don't have any sympathy for people like this whom break laws and laugh about it like its a game.

Lunar Templar:

Metalix Knightmare:

Lunar Templar:
HA HA!!!

good to see these little hacker shit are going away for a few years from the look of it, maybe some time with their new boy firends will teach them to not do this kinda crap again

They hack some places, and you're cheering at the idea they'll get raped in prison?

Ladies and gentlemen, everything wrong with the current mentality for prison in one sentence.

they hacked some place, laughed about it and Dared people to come after them like they where some kind of gods, for their arrogance they deserve everything they're going to get.

No, I don't have any sympathy for people like this whom break laws and laugh about it like its a game.

Simple thought exercise: What if all these guys were, in fact, women? Would you still be cheering for them to get sexually assaulted in prison? Would they then 'deserve' it?

These guys deserve to go to jail, but if getting sexually assaulted while you're in prison is part of it then it is cruel and unusual punishment. The fact that people think it is utterly hilarious that guys could end up getting raped in prison is horribly disgusting. The only reason I'd even BEGIN TO THINK that was remotely justified is if they were actually rapists, and even that's going too far.

Moosejaw:

Lunar Templar:

Metalix Knightmare:

They hack some places, and you're cheering at the idea they'll get raped in prison?

Ladies and gentlemen, everything wrong with the current mentality for prison in one sentence.

they hacked some place, laughed about it and Dared people to come after them like they where some kind of gods, for their arrogance they deserve everything they're going to get.

No, I don't have any sympathy for people like this whom break laws and laugh about it like its a game.

Simple thought exercise: What if all these guys were, in fact, women? Would you still be cheering for them to get sexually assaulted in prison? Would they then 'deserve' it?

These guys deserve to go to jail, but if getting sexually assaulted while you're in prison is part of it then it is cruel and unusual punishment. The fact that people think it is utterly hilarious that guys could end up getting raped in prison is horribly disgusting. The only reason I'd even BEGIN TO THINK that was remotely justified is if they were actually rapists, and even that's going too far.

why should gender even matter in this?

they where self absorbed little shits that broke the law, and taunted the authority's, and now, they're getting off WAY to easy, with the longest sentence just shy of 3 years. No, not good enough 5 years, min, no computer access during jail time, and 5 year with out computer access after release.

THAT would be 'fair', after all, you commit a crime with a gun, you lose your right to own one, i don't see why computers should be any different, what with the potential damage scale being even higher.

Considering how insane sentencing over these things can get, I half expected them to get 30 years. 30 months seems practically reasonable.

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