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Second LulzSec hacker, Raynaldo Rivera, also surrenders
A second member of the global hacking collective “LulzSec” has surrendered to US authorities for his help in the 2011 attacks on Sony Computer Corp.
20 year-old Raynaldo Rivera of Tempe, Arizona was indicted by a grand jury last week on charges stemming from his participation in the Sony hack, including charges of conspiracy and unauthorized impairment of a protected computer. The indictment was returned on August 22, but wasn’t unsealed until Tuesday, when Rivera surrendered to FBI agents. If convicted, he could face up to 15 years of prison time.
According to charges from federal authorities, Rivera and other hackers from the LulzSec hacking collective attacked Sony computers between May 27th and June 2, 2011. Later, the hackers responsible took to Twitter and other online forums to brag about their exploits, detailing how they were able to break into the system with an SQL injection.