A man suspected of being a member of hacking group Lulzsec has been arrested in the US, the FBI has said.

Raynaldo Rivera, 20, is accused of being involved in hacks on Sony Pictures in May and June last year, in which thousands of personal details were published online.

If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison.

The FBI alleged he had worked with Cody Kretsinger, a 24-year-old who pleaded guilty to hacking charges in April.

Lulzsec, an off-shoot of the Anonymous hacking collective, gained notoriety last year with a string of high-profile attacks on websites and businesses.

In the Sony hack, which the company said had cost it $600,000 (380,000 pounds), people who had entered competitions had their personal details exposed on the internet.

Alleged members of the group have to date been arrested in the US, UK and Ireland.

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