Second Ariz. man charged in Sony data breach case

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Federal agents say a second suspected member of the LulzSec hacking group has been arrested in Phoenix for his role in a computer breach at Sony Pictures Entertainment last year.

An indictment filed in Los Angeles and unsealed Tuesday charges 20-year-old Raynaldo Rivera of Tempe, Ariz., with one count each of conspiracy and unauthorized impairment of a protected computer. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison.

Authorities say Sony Pictures computers were compromised last year by the hacking group, whose members anonymously claimed responsibility. The organization said it accessed more than 1 million accounts, but Sony said about 37,500 users had personal information stolen.

Another Arizona man, Cody Kretsinger, has pleaded guilty to two counts in the Sony breach and is scheduled for sentencing in October.