Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: Infamous international hacking group LulzSec brought down by own leader
Posted on 03/06/2012 7:57:16 AM PST by Lucky9teen
EXCLUSIVE: Law enforcement agents on two continents swooped in on top members of the infamous computer hacking group LulzSec early this morning, and acting largely on evidence gathered by the organizations brazen leader -- who sources say has been secretly working for the government for months -- arrested three and charged two more with conspiracy.
This is devastating to the organization, said an FBI official involved with the investigation. Were chopping off the head of LulzSec.
Hector Xavier Monsegur, aka "Sabu," pleaded guilty to the following charges on Aug. 15, 2011:
COUNT ONE: Conspiracy to Engage in Computer HackingAnonymous COUNT TWO: Conspiracy to Engage in Computer HackingInternet Feds COUNT THREE: Conspiracy to Engage in Computer HackingLulzSec COUNT FOUR: Computer HackingHack of HBGary COUNT FIVE: Computer HackingHack of Fox COUNT SIX: Computer hackingHack of Sony Pictures COUNT SEVEN: Computer HackingHack of PBS COUNT EIGHT: Computer HackingHack of Infraguard-Atlanta COUNT NINE: Computer Hacking in Furtherance of Fraud COUNT TEN: Conspiracy to Commit Access Device Fraud COUNT ELEVEN: Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud COUNT TWELVE: Aggravated Identity Theft
The offshoot of the loose network of hackers, Anonymous, believed to have caused billions of dollars in damage to governments, international banks and corporations, was allegedly led by a shadowy figure FoxNews.com has identified as Hector Xavier Monsegur. Working under the Internet alias Sabu, the unemployed, 28-year-old father of two allegedly commanded a loosely organized, international team of perhaps thousands of hackers from his nerve center in a public housing project on New Yorks Lower East Side. After the FBI unmasked Monsegur last June, he became a cooperating witness, sources told FoxNews.com.
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Eric Holder has been clandestinley working on this for months,single handidly sparing the planet from e-mail spammers...
The hackers biggest weakness... fear of real prison time. If you can grab one, they always turn to stay out of prison. Geeks arent built for general population life. :)
Pat self on back. :-)
My spam is down by more than 60% since they started getting serious with these guys.