A man from Tempe, Arizona, was recently arrested for his alleged role in a data breach
for Sony Pictures Entertainment last year.
Raynaldo Rivera has been charged with conspiracy and unauthorized impairment of a protected computer for his alleged role in the hacking attack on Sony. He now faces up to 15 years in prison as a result, according to a report from the San Jose Mercury News
. His court date is scheduled for September 14 in Los Angeles.
The attack was conducted by the hacktivist group LulzSec, which claimed to have exposed more than 1 million accounts in the breach, the report said. Rivera was allegedly known by two aliases in the group, which Sony says actually exposed information for just 37,500 of its users. He is the second Tempe man charged in connection with the data security breach. Ondrej Krehel
, the chief information security officer for Identity Theft
911, has a blog about the ways in which consumers can be affected by data breaches
, and what can be done to protect them.
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