LulzSec Members Who Hacked Nintendo Plead Guilty To Charges
Posted by Damien McFerran
Three UK-based LulzSec hackers have pleaded guilty to charges of hacking various high-profile targets — one of which was Nintendo — and setting up DDoS (distributed denial of services) attacks.
The incident involving Nintendo occurred back in 2011. No permanent harm was done, but a configuration file was taken by the group and mentioned on Twitter:
Re: Nintendo, we just got a config file and made it clear that we didn't mean any harm. Nintendo had already fixed it anyway. <3 them!— The Lulz Boat (@LulzSec) June 5, 2011
26-year-old Ryan Ackroyd — who hid behind the persona of a 16-year-old girl named "Kayla" when online — admitted to the charges yesterday, and also revealed that he worked with fellow hacking group Anonymous.
Two other LulzSec members - Jake "Topiary" Davis, 20, and Mustafa "Tflow" Al-Bassam, 18 — have also admitted hacking and planning DDoS attacks. LulzSec was apparently disbanded at the end of 2011.
All three hackers — along with fellow Brit Ryan Cleary, who was arrested in 2011 — will be sentenced on May 14th.