FBI Nabs Second Suspected LulzSec Hacker on U.S. Soil

Paul Lilly

Though it's been relatively quiet lately, the high profile hacking organization known as Lulz Security (LulzSec) spent much of last summer stirring up trouble on the Internet, often times at the expense of innocent users who happened to be customers of whichever organization the cyber scoundrels were targeting. The FBI hasn't forgotten about all the illegal activity that took place, and related to the infamous Sony breach, federal authorities arrested a second suspected LulzSec member in the U.S.

Raynaldo Rivera, a 20-year-old out of Tempe, Arizona, turned himself in to authorities just shy of a week after a federal grand jury in Los Angelese indicted him on charges of conspiracy and unauthorized impairment of a protected computer, Reuters reports .

According to the indictment, Rivera took part in the breach by helping to post confidential information onto LulzSec's website, and then drew attention to the hack by announcing it on Twitter. He's the only one named in the indictment, though the FBI says one of his co-conspirators includes Cody Kretsinger, a confessed LulzSec member who previously pleaded guilty in April to charges that arose form the Sony attack.

LulzSec hackers are quickly finding out that when facing heat, their cohorts are apt to turn on them. Reuters says that court documents revealed in March indicate that Hector Monsegur (Sabu), leader of the Anonymous hacking group, provided information to the FBI when pleading guilty to hacking related charges.

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