Hacking away the hackers… one… at… a… time

Marc Sanchez Sep 23, 2011

Last night the FBI announced the arrest a 23-year-old Arizona man for allegedly hacking into the Sony’s Pictures Entertainment site this past May and June. Cody Kretsinger is suspected of being part of the hacking group LulzSec which claimed responsibility for breaking into the site and exposing “names, birth dates, addresses, e-mails, phone numbers and passwords of thousands of people who had entered contests promoted by Sony.” Of course the group claims it was exposing a security flaw in Sony’s system, so it’s all good, right?

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