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Lulzsec Hackers Sentenced

The UK-based hackers who were responsible for a string of cyber attacks in 2011 have been sentenced.

Ryan Cleary, Jake Davis, Mustafa al-Bassam and Ryan Ackroyd belonged to the Lulzsec hacking group.

Cleary was sent to jail for 32 months, Davis for two years and Ackroyd 30 months. Al Bassam was handed a 20-month suspended sentence.

Sony Pictures, EA and News International were all targeted.

Andrew Hadik, of the Crown Prosecution Service, said: "The harm they caused was foreseeable, extensive and intended. Indeed they boasted of how clever they were with a complete disregard for the impact their actions had on real people's lives.

"This case should serve as a warning to other cyber-criminals that they are not invincible."

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