Ryan Cleary, a 20-year-old U.K. man and associate of the “LulzSec” hacking group, was indicted on charges of computer attacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Fox Entertainment Group Inc. and other entities.
Cleary, incarcerated as he faces foreign prosecution in England, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles on one count of conspiracy and two counts of impairing computers, Andre Birotte, U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles, said in an e-mail today.
The indictment is here, U.S. v. Cleary, 12-561.
From the indictment, this is interesting:
Overt Act No. 8: On or about June 9, 2011, defendant CLEARY provided
his co-conspirators, including members of LulzSec, access to computer
resources located at GigeNET, a data and server hosting company in Illinois, to facilitate communication between defendant CLEARY's
co-conspirators and to store and publish stolen data.
Who do we know that is a friend of Ryan's, and owns netblocks at GigeNET?