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Cody Kretsinger, Accused LulzSec Hacker, Pleads Guilty In Sony Hacking Case

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Sony's executive deputy president Kazuo Hirai, who was named new president and chief executive officer as of April 1, speaks during a news conference as the Japanese games, music and electronics giant releases its quarterly earnings reports in Tokyo on February 2, 2012. | AFP/Getty Images

LOS ANGELES, April 5 (Reuters) - Accused LulzSec hacker Cody Kretsinger pleaded guilty on Thursday in federal court in California to charges of taking part in an extensive computer breach of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

He pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy and unauthorized impairment of a protected computer in a deal with prosecutors, reversing an earlier not guilty plea. (Reporting by Mary Slosson; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)

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