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:


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.

[source eurogamer.net, via bbc.co.uk]