March 6, 2012
The FBI has struck a major blow against hacking groups after arresting or charging five key members of the LulzSec hacking crew and revealing that the head of the group, who went by the nickname “Sabu”, has been working for it since the middle of 2011.
Hector Xavier Monsegur, known as Sabu, was charged with 12 criminal counts of conspiracy to engage in computer hacking and other crimes in court papers in Manhattan federal court.
Monsegur, an unemployed 28-year-old Puerto Rican living in New York, pleaded guilty to carrying out online attacks against PayPal and Mastercard, documents unsealed in a Manhattan court on Tuesday shows.
The charges were filed via a “criminal information” form, which means the suspect, Sabu, has likely been cooperating with the government.
This article was posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 10:03 am