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Indictment given to the hacker Ryan Cleary of LulzSec

Ryan Cleary, a suspected hacker and part of the famous hacking group called LulzSec was recently indicted by the jury of the U.S federal court for the crime of hacking into the web pages of numerous companies related mostly to the entertainment industry. He has suspected of being involved in this activity for a period of almost two months last year.

The indictment given to Ryan Clearly accused him of hacking into the web pages of the entertainment companies; Sony Pictures Entertainment, PBS and Fox Entertainment. He is suspected of conspiring with his fellow members of LulzSec in order to hack websites and to steal personal information of a huge number of users of the systems of Sony Pictures and Fox Entertainment. Along with that, he is also suspected of defacing the PBS website and to post false news stating that the rapper named Tupac Shakur was still alive. The crimes against him involve a few others as well. He is also accused of hacking into the servers of multiple hosting companies of U.S, along with a few DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service) attacks.

At the time of hacking attacks on PBS and Sony, the group LulzSec said that their reason for targeting Sony was that the company was taking legal action against a person accused of copyright violation and their reason for targeting PBS was that the company ran a documentary regarding WikiLeaks which the group did not appreciate.

The indictment announced accuses the man of conspiracy on one count. He is also accused of unauthorized impairment of protect systems in two counts. If he is found guilty, he will be sent to jail for 25 years. Ryan Cleary was arrested back in April but was released on bail. However he breached his contract and hence was jailed once again.

The works of the group LulzSec were noticed last year when it got itself involved in numerous hacking attacks. A few months later the group announced that it had decided to break up. The breakup of group was probably because several of its members have been arrested by that time and one of those members was Cleary. It was the month of March when the authorities of not only U.S but Great Britain also arrested five of the top members of the group. They were helped by LulzSec's own leader, Hector Xavier Monsegur, also known as Sabu on the internet, who teamed up with the authorities and began helping them to arrest other members after he himself was arrested. The new FBI informant was in contact with Cleary through email while Cleary supposedly had no idea that his leader had been turned.

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