In June hackers associated with Lulz Sec, allegedly including Kretsinger, hacked into Sony and compromised personal information of more than 1 Million users.

Sony Pictures had to notify 37,500 users that their personal info might be at risk.

All VPN providers know this and, while their terms and conditions always state that their services are not to be used for illegal activities, they derive a portion of their revenue from users who signed up for just that purpose, something all VPN providers are aware of.

As a VPN service provider your main selling points are privacy, anonymity, presence (as in how many countries you have IP addresses in) and speed.

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In most instances using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is sufficient to hide your real identity while online; however as Cody Kretsinger, who was using just this type of service, the UK based company Hide My Ass, had to find out, this might not always be the case.

If you’ve never heard of Hide My Ass VPN, The Guardian suggests it’s a good option for accessing restricted content, because HMA has the largest server network of all VPN providers.

For the record, I do not condone illegal activities using VPN services, nor on the Internet. In September 2011 the FBI arrested Cody Kretsinger, a 23-year old Phoenix resident and charged him with conspiracy and unauthorized impairment of a protected computer, the Sony Pictures website.

London based Virtual Private Network provider Hide My Ass (HMA) appears to have played a vital role in Kretsinger’s arrest.

A leaked IRC chat log revealed that hackers, including Kretsinger aka “recursion”, boasted about their illegal activities online and used HMA to conceal their identities.

Hackers assume fake online identities and go to great length to hide their location and other identifiable details for obvious reasons.