According to recent reports, a member of Lulzsec group of hackers was arrested on Thursday.
Hacker, Cody Kertsinger, 23, was held responsible for being a part of the Sony Pictures Entertainment Website attack, commenced in June. The Washington Post reports, above 1 million accounts were hacked into during the actual event, but at present Sony states that personal information of about 40,000 users had been leaked.
The youngster, belonging to Tempe, Arizona, was a college student who was taken to a court in Phoenix Thursday afternoon, charged against conspiring and accessing illegally to a protected system. As stated in the Reuter’s report, the hacker, if found guilty, can be sentenced to 15 years.
Cody and his accomplices used an SQL injection program to hack into the Sony Pictures computer systems and steal user information.
It was also informed that Kertsinger along with his group mates posted the stolen data on the LulzSec website.
He was released on Thursday, by US Magistrate Judge Lawrence Anderson, and forbidden to access the internet except for homework purposes; moreover, banned traveling to any other states except Arizona, Illinois and California.
The state government has asked to send Cody to LA where the actual claim was made from.
The report states that FBI investigations, regarding the event, are still in process.
Although, Sony has made no comments, as far as the arrest is concerned.