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LulzSec member admits to hacking Sony, Nintendo websites

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Another member of computer hacking group LulzSec has pleaded guilty to hacking the websites of major corporations, this time admitting to having tampered with those of Sony and Nintendo, reports Bloomberg.

Ryan Ackroyd pleaded guilty at a hearing in London today, after previous statements that he did not take part in the online attacks. According to prosecutors, between February and September 2011 Ackroyd hacked into the official websites of Twentieth Century Fox, the U.K.'s National Health Service, technology security company HBGary and the Arizona State Police Department in addition to Sony and Nintendo.

According to Bloomberg, prosecutors said the hackers adjusted security settings on computers to allow access to confidential company data and to redirect sites visitors to the hackers' webpage.

Judge Deborah Taylor will announce his sentence on May 14, along with those of three other U.K.-based LulzSec members who previously pleaded guilty to hacking charges after being arrested in September 2011.

LulzSec surfaced in 2011 after claiming responsibility for taking down a number of major organizations' websites, including that of Fox Broadcasting Company and the CIA. LulzSec also hacked the PlayStation Network in May 2011, compromising the data of 77 million users and taunting Sony via Twitter during the hack.