Three members of the LulzSec hacking group have pleaded guilty to computer crimes and face sentencing next month.
Ryan Ackroyd, Jake Davis and Mustafa al-Bassam - who was not named until now because of his age – have all admitted their involvement in the 50-day hacking spree, which hit businesses including Sony and 20th Century Fox and governments and police forces in summer 2011.
Ackroyd was known as 'Kayla' while Davis was the main spokesman known as 'Topiary'. Ackroyd was arrested in September 2011, while Davis was charged with unauthorised computer access and conspiracy to carry out a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in August 2011.
All three pleaded guilty to launching DDoS attacks against the CIA and Serious Organised Crime Agency in the UK. Both men were named by the FBI when LulzSec leader Sabu was revealed to have been working as an informant for the bureau in March 2012.