Lulzsec’s Member Gets Arrested
The 20-years-old Ronaldo Rivera is suspected to be a member of the hacktivist group Lulzsec. Charged of being a part of the hacking activities against Sony Pictures in 2011, the young man was arrested by US authorities.
Rivera’s partner in “crime” is considered to be Cody Kresinger. He was also arrested in April 2012 as authorities believed that the two not only hacked Sony, but also published their user database online.
Rivera used proxy servers to hide is identity (IP address), along with several pseudonyms such as “neuron”, “wildicv”, and “royal”, a BBC report informs.
Lulzsec, as some may know, is an offshoot of the group Anonymous. Unfortunately for the group, its one time leader Sabu (Xavier Monsegur) delivered some of Lulzsec’s members directly into the hands of the FBI with hopes to get off the hook. However, he is still to be sentenced in February next year, but a reduced sentence may be applied due to his cooperation.
And since we’ve mentioned several other arrests, we should remind our readers that, back in June, Ryan Cleary and Jake Davis (both UK citizens) were arrested.
Other names include Ryan Acrkoyd and a 17-year-old teenager who remains anonymous. Both are waiting a trial.
Ronaldo Rivera’s fate is still to be decided.