LulzSec leader Sabu was working for us, says FBIHacker – real name Hector Xavier Monsegur – helped US authorities bring charges against five others
by Charles Arthur, Dan Sabbagh and Sandra Laville
Mar. 06, 2012
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Well, theoretically they "caught" this guy instantly and everything since has been an FBI run operation. This sounds a lot like all the other FBI manufactured terror plots, everything about this group stunk of an FBI op as a pretext for more controls on the web. - ChrisThe world's most notorious computer hacker has been working as an informer for the FBI for at least the last six months, it emerged on Tuesday, providing information that has helped contribute to the charging of five others, including two Britons, for computer hacking offences.
Hector Xavier Monsegur, an unemployed 28-year-old Puerto Rican living in New York, was unmasked as "Sabu", the leader of the LulzSec hacking group that has been behind a wave of cyber raids against American corporations including Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, the intelligence consultancy Stratfor, British and American law enforcement bodies, and the Irish political party Fine Gael.
It was revealed that he had been charged with 12 criminal counts of conspiracy to engage in computer hacking and other crimes last summer, crimes which carry a maximum sentence of 124 years and six months in prison. According to indictments filed in a Manhattan federal court, he secretly pleaded guilty on 15 August last year.
[...]In a US court document, the FBI's informant – there described as CW – "acting under the direction of the FBI" helped facilitate the publication of what was thought to be an embarrassing leak of conference call between the FBI and the UK's Serious and Organised Crime Agency in February.