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A 26-year-old British man pleaded guilty to one count of computer hacking today after admitting he was a member of Anonymous splinter group LulzSec. Ryan Ackroyd, 26, from South Yorkshire, appeared at Southwark Crown Court, where he faced charges of launching attacks on the websites of high-profile companies including Nintendo …


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  1. ecofeco Silver badge

    For the LULZ

    He's still young enough to get out of prison and start a consulting company.


    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: For the LULZ

      ...sure, if the consulting company is named something like "Corn Hole Defense"...with a free consultation demonstrating Soap-On-A-Rope.

      1. Anonymous Coward
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        Consulting company

        Doing what exactly? He will have a criminal record and running scripts to penetrate systems doesn't qualify you to be any sort of security expert.

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: For the LULZ

        I see that the prison rape "jokes" have started early.

      3. beep54

        Re: For the LULZ

        re: MyBackDoor

        Your back door needs a really big and gnarly plug...

    2. Alan Brown Silver badge

      Re: For the LULZ

      Consulting for what? It doesn't take much intelligence to operate a LOIC, nor does it take much more to realise it's 100% traceable

  2. Tchou

    In the 80's they would have cracked games, coded demos in Assembler, and would have been heroes.

    Hey, The Replicants, you're not forgotten.

  3. Anonymous Coward

    When you are hacking Nintendo, you might want to consider if it reveals your age group and social status. To me hacking Nintendo screams: I'm under thirty, I'm native to the English language, and I'm online all the time so you won't have a problem finding me.

  4. Winkypop Silver badge


    The Peckham/Shetland crew!

  5. Ian Johnston Silver badge

    Perhaps the Raspberry Pi will give us better hackers

    As long as the CIA uses Scratch, that is.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Another one bites the dust

    We'll see how thes A$$nonymous members like prison. They aren't as samrt as they thought they were now are thay?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Another one bites the dust

      The irony of you misspelling 'they' in this comment is just too much...

      1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge
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        Re: Another one bites the dust

        "The irony of you misspelling 'they' in this comment is just too much..."

        Personally, I thought the misspelling of smart was the ultimate irony.

  7. Electric Panda


    Any "punishment" they get will be a stern talking to and early bed with no cocoa.

    Also, can we please stop the "Convicted black hat swamped by white hat security job offers" please? That ship sailed and sank in the 90s. Convicted cybercriminals don't get InfoSec jobs, especially given most of them are skids and wouldn't pass the interview anyway.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What goes around...

    ...generally comes around in due time. Eventually Blighty will get in touch with reality and stop coddling these cyber criminals or face a lot more digital crime.

  9. Panix

    In case anyone else was wondering....

    The Mustafa guy is suppose to be Tflow. I've been wondering since yesterday who the hell that guy was and finally found a report that identified him.

  10. Anonymous Coward


    No screaming from the USofA demanding extradition???

    Are they going soft??

    Or have we actually grown some and told em to sod off!

  11. Electric Panda

    Ryan Cleary

    It's worth mentioning that he also appears to have been involved in child pornography and I believe the police even found some on one of his machines. If true, he's probably in deeper and hotter water than the others.

    Also, what happened to Sabu in the end? He was meant to have finally been sentenced in February, but he didn't show in court, his sentencing date was postponed again and a sealed document was filed. I reckon witness protection a long way from New York and/or still assisting the FBI.

  12. Anonymous Coward
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    Boo Hoo

    As ye sow, so shall ye reap.

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