A US federal grand jury has indicted the now infamous LulzSec hacker Ryan Cleary, a British citizen, on several counts of online criminal acts.
The court accused Cleary of helping to carry out attacks against Fox, PBS and Sony. He faces one count of conspiracy and two counts of impairment of protected computers.
“Cleary knowingly caused the transmission of a program, information, code, and command, and as a result of such conduct, intentionally and without authorization caused damage by impairing the integrity and availability of data, a program, a system, and information on a computer system that was used in an affecting interstate and foreign commerce…” the indictment read.
Cleary, 20, is now in custody in the UK awaiting prosecution and could face up to 25 years in a US prison if he's tried and convicted in the Los Angeles court.
Government funded Moscow-based news outlet RT, known for its thinly veiled support of hacker collectives, reported that the US may seek Cleary’s extradition from the UK, citing a “spokesperson for the FBI."