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Top Members of LulzSec Arrested


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#1 cryptodan

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:44 PM

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2012/03/top-members-of-hacking-group-lulzsec-arrested/1?csp=34news#.T1ZMevVYLkc


Five members of the elite hacking group LulzSec have been charged with cyberattacks following an international investigaton in a which a ringleader of the global organization began secretly working as an FBI informant, authorities announced today.

An indictment unsealed in New York says Hector Xavier Monsegur, of New York, a legendary hacker known as "Sabu," was charged with conspiracy to engage in computer hacking, among other offenses, and pleaded guilty in August



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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:58 PM

finally :clapping:

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:26 PM

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:46 PM

snitches get stitches :angry:

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:11 PM

Im glad they got them, I get so tired of hackers online causing trouble. And good for the guy for turning into a "snitch" we need more people willing to take the risk and do whats right, regardless of the consequences. As far as Im concerned, he did the right thing turning the others in-something he should have done a long time ago, and anyone who has a problem with that are the ones who need the stitches in my opinion.
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:15 PM

I like how hackers think they're cool because they can ruin a computer from a remote location and not get caught. They wouldn't DARE come into your house with a sledgehammer and physically destroy your computer in front of you. Oh no. The might mess with the wrong owner and get hurt. So they have to destroy it from a hidden location anonymously and then pat each other on the back and say, "Good job!". Cowards.
People do dumb things. And I'm not talking about paying too much for car insurance either.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:49 PM

snitches get stitches :angry:


Snitching doesn't seem to be consistent with his character. It was reported that he decided to work with the FBI because he has a young child and he doesn't want to abandon him. He would have received a very severe prison sentence had he not cooperated.

The FBI claims that they were able to figure out who he was when Sabu went on IRC without masking his IP. I don't believe this. I think he was too careful and too paranoid to make this mistake, although it is possible. I think that he got careless when he cross contaminated his accounts. When a few other hackers exposed him, they had found email accounts and forum handles that he used in the past that were similar to the handles he used as Sabu. This was a huge mistake.

I think the FBI had a good idea who he was and then, either through a subpoena to his ISP or through a compromised TOR server, got enough evidence to identify him with enough certainty to justify getting a warrant to search his home.

While I don't agree with some of the things Anonymous (and the other groups he was part of) have done, I think they've done some good things. Hopefully, for their sake, they will change their ways and understand that they can't trust anyone.




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