A second suspected member of the hacking group LulzSec was
arrested on Tuesday on charges he took part in a computer
breach of Sony Pictures Entertainment, the FBI said.
Raynaldo Rivera, 20, of Tempe, Arizona, surrendered to U.S.
authorities in Phoenix six days after a federal grand jury
in Los Angeles returned an indictment charging him with
conspiracy and unauthorized impairment of a protected
If convicted, Rivera faces up to 15 years in prison.
The indictment accuses Rivera and co-conspirators of
stealing information from Sony Pictures' computer systems
in May and June 2011 using an "SQL injection" attack
against the studio's website, a technique commonly employed
The indictment said Rivera then helped to post the
confidential information onto LulzSec's website and
announced the intrusion via the hacking group's Twitter
Following the breach, LulzSec published the names, birth
dates, addresses, emails, phone numbers and passwords of
thousands of people who had entered contests promoted by
Sony, and publicly boasted of its exploits.