LulzSec Hacker Faces Charges for Sony and Fox Breaches

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – A hacking suspect already facing serious charges in the United Kingdom has even more legal issues to worry about now overseas. According to a report from the BBC, UK citizen Ryan Clearly was recently charged in the United States for his involvement in breaching operations carried out by notorious hacking group LulzSec.

U.S. authorities maintain twenty year old Cleary participated in a high-profile breach of a website belonging to Fox’s U.S. version of the X-Factor along with attacks on Sony and PBS. Through those operations, the hacking group allegedly sought to steal data pertaining to users on the sites.

The indictment was handed down through a Los Angeles, California court. Cleary is already being held in custody in England for his believed involvement in a breach of UK law organization Serious Organized Crime Agency.

Along with Anonymous, LulzSec has been a notable player in the hacktivist movement. The group’s other targets have included British Tabloid The Sun, the U.S. Senate and more.

In June of last year, British authorities arrested a member of the group nicknamed “Topiary.” Meanwhile, former group leader Hector Monsegur (nicknamed “Sabu”) has worked with U.S. authorities to stop hacktivist operations since facing his own charges.