Sony, Nintendo hackers plead guilty

By Steve Watts, Jun 25, 2012 8:00am PDT

Two men accused of taking part in a string of hacks across multiple sites have plead guilty in a British court, but denied that they posted confidential data to Web sites. Ryan Cleary, 20, and Jake Davis, 19, participated in DDoS attacks against Sony, Nintendo, Bethesda, EVE Online, and more.

The Guardian reports that the two plead guilty at the Southwark crown court. Besides the game site hacks, the two also targeted the CIA, the UK's Serious Organized Crime Agency, the National Health Service, News International, Arizona State Police, 20th Century Fox, the Westboro Baptist Church, HBGary, PBS Inc, and Infragard. Cleary confessed to four additional attacks, including one on the US Air Force Agency.

The two have also been accused of posting "unlawfully obtained confidential computer data" to sites like LulzSec, Pirate Bay, and PasteBin, which they both deny. If the two participated in posting public information, their actions would be in violation of the Serious Crime Act.

Other accused hackers, Ryan Ackroyd, 25, and a 17-year-old student whose name has been withheld, deny participating in the DDoS attacks and will stand trial next year.

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