September 22, 2011 3:14pm PT by Matthew Belloni
FBI Arrests Man Accused of Hacking Sony Pictures
A man who allegedly hacked into the computer system at Sony Pictures earlier this year has been arrested and charged by the FBI.
Cody Kretsinger, 23, was indicted earlier this month, authorities told the LA Times today. If convicted, the Phoenix man faces a statutory maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.
The FBI believes that Kretzinger is part of a group known as LulzSec or Lulz Security that hacked into Sony computers. The group's members are said to have anonymously taken credit for the intrusion on the LulzSec website.
The indisctment, according to the LAT, alleges that Kretzinger and his co-conspirators distributed stolen information on its website and announced the attack on Twitter.
Sony did not respond to a request for comment.