Sony Hacker gets 1 Year in Slammer

Friday, April 19, 2013 @ 02:04 PM gHale

The LulzSec hacker who admitted in April 2012 to breaching Sony Pictures Entertainment is getting one year in prison.

Cody Kretsinger, 25, also known in the hacking community as “Recursion,” will also have to perform 1,000 hours of community service once he gets out of prison. In addition, he will have to pay $605,000 in restitution.

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Initially, Kretsinger denied having any involvement in the Sony hack, but later he made an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and one count of unauthorized impairment of a protected computer.

The former hacker ended up arrested after the service handed over information on him to the authorities.

Raynaldo Rivera of Tempe, Arizona, also pleaded guilty to participating in the Sony Pictures hack between May and June 2011. He turned himself in back in August 2012, after prosecutors had unsealed the indictment.

Rivera faces sentencing May 16.

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