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LulzSec Members Plead Guilty

Two members of LulzSec, Ryan Cleary (19), and Jake Davis (18), appeared in a London court on Monday. During their appearance, Cleary and Davis each admitted to being members of LulzSec and pled guilty to launching DDoS attacks against the CIA and Sony Corp websites.

Cleary himself pled guilty to six of the eight charges against him while before the Southwark Crown Court. Among the charges he admitted to being part of; the attack against SOCA (Serious Organized Crime Agency), the Pentagon, USAF, and the CIA.

Davis admitted his part in the attacks on the CIA, but denied any involvement (as did Cleary) with obtaining and releasing confidential information (passwords and credit cards.)

Two other LulzSec members also appeared in court on Monday. Ryan Akroyd (25), and a minor assumed to be LulzSec’s tflow, pled not-guilty to all charges brought against them.

The judge set a trial date of April 2013, and said that it could last up to eight weeks. Cleary was recently indicted in the U.S. for his role in LulzSec and the attacks on PBS and Fox.

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Steve Ragan is a security reporter and contributor for SecurityWeek. Prior to joining the journalism world in 2005, he spent 15 years as a freelance IT contractor focused on endpoint security and security training.