April 18, 2013 at 6:17 PM ET
Correction: The Sony property that was hacked — Sony Pictures — was misidentified in an earlier version of this story as PlayStation Network, which was also compromised in 2011. The U.S. district court ruling only applies to the Sony Pictures hack.
Cody Kretsinger, a hacker affiliated with LulzSec's breach of Sony Pictures in 2011, has been sentenced to a year-long prison term.
According to a report from Reuters, the U.S. district judge in Los Angeles additionally sentenced Kretsinger to home detention following his prison term, during which time he will be required to perform 1,000 hours of community service.
Kretsinger, who went by the online handle "Recursion" during his time in LulzSec, first pled guilty in April 2012 to one count each of conspiracy and unauthorized impairment of a protected computer. While he initially pleaded not guilty, Kretsinger ultimately reversed his decision as part of a plea bargain with prosecutors.
During last year's plea hearing, Kretsinger told a federal judge that he gained access to the Sony Pictures website and gave the information he found there to other members of LulzSec, who posted it on the group's website and Twitter.
Prosecutors said Kretsinger and other LulzSec hackers ultimately caused the unit of Sony more than $600,000 in damages.