Young activists fess up to series of hacker attacks.
Ryan Ackroyd, a 26-year-old from South Yorkshire, pleaded guilty to a single count of a computer-related hacking charge, according to a report in U.K.'s The Guardian newspaper. Ackroyd admitted in court to being involved with hactivist organization Lulz Security, otherwise known as LulzSec, and to plotting a series of attacks on websites such as 20th Century Fox, Sony, Nintendo, News International, Arizona state police in the U.S., and other targets.
With hackers currently on a global rampage like they have never been before, your most sensitive personal details are under constant threat of being compromised. But some 8.63 million people in the UK need not fear rampageous hackers, for the National Health Service (NHS) is already doing its bit to ensure the seamless transfer of their personal information to unscrupulous elements. A laptop containing unencrypted records of 8.63 million people has reportedly gone missing from the National Health Service North Central London health authority.