A 23-year old Arizona man is in FBI custody today charged with breaking into Sony Pictures computer systems as a member of LulzSec. Cody Kretsinger is alleged to have used proxy servers to access Sony’s systems back in May. The FBI is not making any statements, but other search warrants are apparently being executed.
Kretsinger, whose online handle may have been ‘recursion’, is accused of assisting in the data theft that brought even more embarrassment to Sony in the wake of the PSN hack. LulzSec bragged that they had compromised over 1 million accounts in the attack, but Sony disputes that number.
At first glance, this doesn't appear to be part of the LulzSec or Anonymous leadership. Indeed, if Kretsinger turns out to be involved with LulzSec, he is only being charged with involvement in a small fraction of the group’s activities. Do you think the FBI will catch the big fish?