LulzSec accused offer mixed pleas in court
By Stewart Mitchell
Posted on 25 Jun 2012 at 16:18
Two members of LulzSec, the Anonymous splinter group, have pleaded guilty to hacking attacks on UK and American organisations.
Ryan Cleary, 20, pleaded guilty to hacking into a string of sites, including the Serious Organised Crime Agency and the CIA, as well as targeting companies with DDoS attacks, according to The Telegraph.
The charges relate to a series of hacking and DDoS attacks between February and September last year.
Cleary and fellow hacker 19-year-old Jake Davis admitted to targeting a string of organisations - including the Arizona State Police, the NHS and News International - while Cleary entered a separate guilty plea over hacking into the CIA, Pentagon and UK Serious Organised Crime Agency.
However, the pair denied charges that allege they posted stolen information onto file-sharing sites in order to encourage others to break the law.
Two other defendants in the case – an unnamed 17-year-old and Ryan Ackroyd – denied separate charges at Southwark Crown Court, where the case is expected to be heard next April.
Cleary, who also faces charges in the US, was held in custody, while the three others were released on bail. He was arrested and charged almost exactly a year ago.
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