Ryan Cleary, the 20 year old Briton accused of masterminding hacks against the Pentagon, CIA and Fox News, has appeared in court in the UK and plead guilty to charges against him - but not all of the charges.
LulzSec suspect Ryan Cleary may escape extradition to face justice in the US, despite Tuesday's indictment by a federal grand jury, but only because the UK already has him in jail awaiting trial there on exactly the same charges.
A federal grand jury in the US this week indicted a British man on charges relating to computer attacks carried out in 2011 by hacking collective LulzSec. If found guilty, he could face up to 25 years in jail.
A new report on data breaches finds that hacktivists, not traditional cybercriminals, nabbed 58 percent of stolen data in 2011. Is this a sea-change in attacks, and what does it mean for everyday technology users?