Sabu Is Still Working for the FBI

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It's been almost half a year since LulzSec mastermind Hector "Sabu" Monsegur turned on his people in one of the most dramatic turns of hacking history. And in order to get another half away from a judge, he's still snitching.

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Wired reports Sabu's getting "a six-month reprieve from being sentenced on 12 counts of violating federal law" in exchange for continued work for the feds, strengthening their case against his former cohorts. Twelve counts sounds like a lot (and is!), but he's almost certainly getting a good deal from the FBI in exchange for flipping in the first place—as far as informants go, he's about as sweet as it gets.

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We'll see in another half a year just how good of a deal he struck. [Wired via DarkReading]

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norwoodismyhero
NorwoodIsMyHero

But I thought snitches got stitches? I remember a lot of shit-talking flying around Gizmodo when it first came out that he was singing like a canary.

If you are a big group of criminals working together and you attract the attention of the FBI, it's not a question of if, but a question of when they'll get to you. They've got too much money and time for it to work out any other way.