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Wired reports that Hector Xavier Monsegur, a.k.a. Sabu, the LulzSec hacker who became an FBI informant and helped take down numerous other hackers, will be sentenced on Tuesday, May 27th. The government will seek a sentence of just 7 months, citing time served and his immense cooperation with the government.
New documents leaked by Edward Snowden and obtained by NBC News suggest that the UK's spy agency, GCHQ, launched a DDoS attack on the hacker collectives Anonymous and LulzSec.
The Australian Federal Police have confirmed that they have arrested the alleged leader of notorious hacking group Lulzsec in Sydney.
Cody Kretsinger, one of the LulzSec hackers behind 2011's Sony breach, has just been sentenced to a year behind bars.
Sabu, probably the most notorious public face of hacking from this young, stupid century, still isn't headed to prison. He hasn't even been sentenced yet—because he's still helping the FBI bust his friends.
Hackers embarked on a strange voyage this year, beginning with spectacular, chaotic success, and ending with a whimper. We saw Anonymous nosedive from the most feared hacking force in the world to disorganized bench warmers. The dizzying highs, the stupid lows: here are 2012's greatest hacking hits.
Jake Davis—perhaps better known as Topiary, mastermind behind crazy Internet assaults during the summer of 2011—is out on bail with one obvious condition: no Internet. Now, 12 months after his heyday, he's decided to reflect on his experience, and his new Internet-free life, and wrote about it in the Guardian.
20-year-old Raynaldo Rivera of Tempe, Arizona, surrendered to authorities today, less than a week after a federal grand jury in Los Angeles brought an indictment against him on charges of an extensive computer breach involving Sony Pictures Entertainment, which ultimately cost the company over $600k.
LulzSec/Anonymous mastermind Hector "Sabu" Monsegur pissed off a lot of people this week after selling out his entire team to the FBI. But there's one more person who hated his guts: the downstairs neighbor who filed a complaint with the city of New York. So just how bad a neighbor was he? Read her email.
Yesterday, Sabu was a ghost—the spirit of Anonymous, having guided the group through its most powerful and infamous hacks. Now he's Hector Monsegur, a 28-year-old unemployed Puerto Rican father of two from the New York projects—and a snitch. Here's what we know:
We know the FBI pressured LulzSec leader Sabu into giving up vital info one some of the most active hackers in his collective. But how does Anonymous feel after this most recent, and hugely significant, turn of events?
In what's looking more and more like LulzSec's Waterloo, six top-ranking members of the notorious hacking collective were arrested today. Here, in their entirety, are their full indictments. It's a fed's-eye view of the organization that wreaked unfettered havoc for months last year.
According to the FBI, you're looking at Sabu, the head of LulzSec, and the de facto King of Anonymous—easily the most notorious and influential hacker alive today. One thing: he just turned in his people to the police.