The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Mustafa Al-Bassam

Mustafa Al-Bassam is a security researcher and hacker who co-founded LulzSec, a high-profile hacking group which made headlines in 2011 for its hacks on Sony, Fox and the FBI. As a result, he was legally banned from the Internet for almost two years as a condition of his bail. He is a currently a PhD researcher at the Information Security Research Group at University College London, focusing on scaling distributed ledgers. In 2016 he was listed by Forbes as one of the 30 Under 30 in the Technology section.

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Cyber Crime and IRL Punishment

Jake Davis is a former hacker. He has worked with Anonymous, LulzSec, and similar hacktivist groups. He was an associate of the Internet group Anonymous which has publicly claimed various online attacks, including hacking HBGary, Westboro Baptist Church, and Gawker.