Four LulzSec Hackers Sentenced

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Four members of LulzSec were recently sentenced in a UK court (h/t Softpedia).

Jake Davis, 20, a.k.a "Topiary," was sentenced to 24 months in a young offenders' institution, of which he's expected to serve 12 months.

Ryan Ackyroyd, 26, a.k.a. "Kayla", was sentenced to 30 months, of which he's expected to serve 15 months.

Ryan Cleary, 21, a.k.a. "Viral," was sentenced to 32 months in prison, of which he's expected to serve 16 months.

Mustafa al-Bassam, 18, a.k.a. "Tflow," who was 16 when he was arrested, received a 20-month suspended sentence, along with 200 hours of unpaid work.

"The actions of these LulzSec hackers were cowardly and vindictive. ... Whilst aggressively protecting their own privacy and identities, they set out to hack and publish hundreds of thousands of innocent individuals' private details,"Andrew Hadik of the Crown Prosecution Service said in a statement. "Companies also suffered serious financial and reputational damage. A senior executive of one American company lost his job and had to move his young family because of death threats."

"This case should serve as a warning to other cyber-criminals that they are not invincible," Hadik said.