FBI arrests suspected LulzSec and Anonymous hackers

“The FBI arrested two alleged members of the hacking collectives LulzSec and Anonymous on Thursday morning in San Francisco and Phoenix and secured charges against a third suspect from Ohio, the Justice Department confirmed Thursday,” Jana Winter reports for Fox News.

“Search warrants were also being executed in New Jersey, Minnesota and Montana, an FBI official told FoxNews.com, which first reported the arrests,” Winter reports. “One individual was described as part of the LulzSec group, the other part of the group that calls itself Anonymous, the official said.”

“Cody Kretsinger, a 23-year-old from Phoenix, was charged with conspiracy and the unauthorized impairment of a protected computer, according to the federal indictment unsealed Thursday morning,” Winter reports. “In another indictment, Christopher Doyon, 47, of Mountain View, Calif., and Joshua Covelli, 26, of Fairborn, Ohio, were charged with conspiracy to cause intentional damage to a protected computer, causing intentional damage to a protected computer and aiding and abetting.”

Winter reports, “In July, FoxNews.com broke the news that 16 alleged Anonymous members had been arrested in the U.S. and the U.K. Several high profile leaders of the group have been arrested since, including two individuals believed to be among the founders of LulzSec — and who shared the online name ‘Kayla.'”

Read more in the full article here.

[Attribution: BGR. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]

40 Comments

  1. Good – toss ’em in jail and throw away the key. It’s about time these sort of idiots realise it’s not a game – but I suspect they already knew. Stealing in person or stealing by computer is still stealing, and these guys are still punks.

    1. Not good; these were in place for exposing security holes, as well as utter incompetency of so-called security companies, which are tied with government and get paid hundreds million of dollars of taxpayers money to provide “security”.

      These cases of misuse of government funds for fake security systems have to be continued.

      1. exactly. i’m sure a bunch of uninformed people will come in here pretending they’re pissed at these hackers they know nothing about. but i’ve been following Lulz for awhile. i think their intentions were justified.

  2. 10 years hard labor. No chance of parole. That will slow down that crap. But they’ll get off with a slap on the wrist or get hired by Apple. It will encourage others to do the same because “it’s cool”. I have never seen any of these douche bags that looked like they could survive a night in county jail. So lock em up for 10 years and make em work hard every day. They deserve it considering the damage they inflict. Let them be Bubba’s bitch. See how cool they think that is.

  3. they deserve 10 years in prison for exposing huge security holes in a bunch of bullshit arrogant companies, including security companies?

    these guys were fighting for the people.

    1. Arrogant companies? Who the hell are you to judge companies? What have you accomplished in life? How about we judge you? Let’s see, someone who has no job and lives in mom’s basement. Also lives in some fantasy world where hackers are heroes. Geez buddy, ya have no idea how stupid you are. Grow up. Get a job. Quit posting like you’re 10 years old.

      1. Buddy, i have a college degree, a full time management position for a private security company, have my own place, and own a car, all while paying off a $120,000 education. Oh, and i have two albums and a single on iTunes.

        So please, judge away. I think i’m doing pretty well for 24. And i quote, “Grow up. Get a job. Quit posting like you’re 10 years old.”

        1. Translated……………you’re a security guard. With no education. No car. And you bought 2 albums and a single on iTunes. You have no idea how to record. Unless it’s with Garage Band! What a joke.

  4. I still think what they did was morally right, in most cases.

    People above be flaming because they can’t read between the lines or because they just like to be haters.

    Although I still agree stealing is wrong it should be taken into account that a lot of good came from what they did.

    Stealing a cake from a store because you wanted a snack, is wrong.
    Stealing a loaf of bread because your family are starving and you can’t afford it.

    Perspective.

      1. Your hero worship is misplaced. These losers harmed innocent bystanders, not cake.

        If they were anything more than delinquents, they could have achieved the result you applaud without the collateral damage.

  5. So um what was “justifiable” or how were they “fighting for the people” when they took down playstations network ruining the use of “the people’s” 300 to 400 dollar frickin ps3s… Straight point no matter how you look at it they did the crime they get the time justified or not if I kill someone for killing my family member 5 years ago… Still a crime tho justified is it not? Do I not go to jail for murder? Doesn’t matter if they were for a good cause they were still wrong… Be stupid to think otherwise =)

      1. Your an idiot I pay good friction money for my ps3 and games let’s have you spend some money on something have them hack it than we will see how much you complain shit let the supporters and sympathizers do time with em I’m done with this no matter how you twist is… THEY WERE WRONG obviously or else the FBI wouldnt have arrested them… End of story

    1. I thought Sony kept the network down after the attack to upgrade the security, not that the hackers kept it down

      Either way the devices were still very much usable for their intended purpose (to play games)

      That and Sony did end up beefing up their security…

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