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Two men suspected of hacking Sony, Nintendo and several other video game companies have pleaded guilty to charges brought against them.

At Southwark Crown Court, U.K., 19-year-old Ryan Cleary and 18-year-old Jake Davis admitted to being members of Lulzsec, a hacking group that was responsible for several distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on video game companies last year.

Both men pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to do an unauthorized act or acts with intent to impair, or with recklessness as to impairing, the operation of a computer or computers. However, they deny posting “unlawfully obtained confidential computer data” on the Internet.

Two other alleged hackers, 25-year-old Ryan Ackroyd and a 17-year-old whose identity has not been made public, pleaded not guilty to all charges. All except Cleary have been released on bail, with a trial date set for April 2013.

Lulzsec was responsible for attacks on the websites of Sony, Nintendo, Bethesda, Minecraft, League of Legends and Eve Online.

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Lulzsec Hackers Plead Guilty

Two men suspected of hacking Sony, Nintendo and several other video game companies have pleaded guilty to charges brought against them.

By Matthew Bennett | 06/25/2012 09:28 AM PT

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Two men suspected of hacking Sony, Nintendo and several other video game companies have pleaded guilty to charges brought against them.

At Southwark Crown Court, U.K., 19-year-old Ryan Cleary and 18-year-old Jake Davis admitted to being members of Lulzsec, a hacking group that was responsible for several distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on video game companies last year.

Both men pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to do an unauthorized act or acts with intent to impair, or with recklessness as to impairing, the operation of a computer or computers. However, they deny posting “unlawfully obtained confidential computer data” on the Internet.

Two other alleged hackers, 25-year-old Ryan Ackroyd and a 17-year-old whose identity has not been made public, pleaded not guilty to all charges. All except Cleary have been released on bail, with a trial date set for April 2013.

Lulzsec was responsible for attacks on the websites of Sony, Nintendo, Bethesda, Minecraft, League of Legends and Eve Online.

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About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89