Ryan Cleary is charged wi 007 LulzSecs Ryan Cleary indicted in U.S. court

Ryan Cleary, a 20-year-old British citizen, was indicted by a jury in Los Angles on Tuesday on charges of hacking into websites of Sony, Fox, and PBS.   

Ryan Cleary is charged wi 007 LulzSecs Ryan Cleary indicted in U.S. court

Ryan Cleary, a 20-year-old British citizen, was indicted by a jury in Los Angles on Tuesday on charges of hacking into websites of Sony, Fox, and PBS.    

Cleary’s group, LulzSec, is accused of obtaining confidential information, defacing websites, and server attacks using compromised computers—or, “botnet.”  The FBI says that Cleary’s actions have negatively impacted a large number of businesses. 

An FBI spokeswoman states that: "Cleary is a skilled hacker. He controlled his own botnet, employed sophisticated methods and his broad geographic scope affected a large number of businesses and individuals."

LulzSec is an affiliate and/or have some connections to the hacktivist group “Anonymous”—which has been active in India in recent news.   According to the Chicago Tribune, LulzSec initially targeted organizations that supports internet censorship, but later expanded their reach to Scientology and global banking system. 

The FBI states that they would let overseas authorities’ prosecution against Cleary “take its course” before they seek to extradite Cleary in the U.S.  A U.K.’s court date for Cleary is set for the 25th of June.