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Former LulzSec leader and FBI informant Sabu sentenced to time served

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 May 2014 0:58 User comments (11)

Former LulzSec leader and FBI informant Sabu sentenced to time served Hector Xavier Monsegur aka Sabu, hacker and ex-leader of LulzSec, has been sentenced to time served and set free, after facing potentially over 25 years in jail.
U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska credited the hacker with helping the FBI prevent over 300 cyber attacks and "extraordinary assistance" with law enforcement and the U.S. government.

When Sabu was originally confronted by the FBI over his activities with Anonymous, the hacker immediately began cooperating. "That personal characteristic of turning on a dime and doing good instead of evil is the important factor in this sentence," Preska said. "You've done as much as any human being can do in terms of helping the government to make up for past wrongs and to avert other damage to probably millions of people."

Assistant U.S. Attorney James Pastore asked for leniency during the sentencing. "It's difficult to quantify Mr. Monsegur's cooperation," said Pastore, "He was able to unmask and thwart outright or minimize hundreds of attacks."

Sabu "worked around the clock" recruiting and talking to hackers around the world (then passing the info on) after he began cooperating, while also preventing cyber attacks on major targets including the U.S. Senate, the water supply of a major U.S. city and many corporations and law enforcement agencies.

In August 2011, Sabu plead guilty to 12 crimes, and today he apologized for any harm he caused. "I assure you I will not be back in this courtroom," he added. "I'm not the same person you saw three years ago. I'm ready to move on."

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11 user comments

128.5.2014 18:06

Sabu took snitching to a whole new LOW level.


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The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

228.5.2014 20:34

Quote:
"That personal characteristic of turning on a dime and doing good instead of evil...done as much as any human being can do in terms of helping the government
More like turning on his allies to do evil instead of good.


328.5.2014 23:57

Screw LulzSec and Anonymous. These douchebags like to think if themselves as heroes, but in reality the only ones that they really end up hurting is ordinary people, who can't afford to have their personal and financial lives spilled on the internet for NO reason!!! I wish people would stop treating these criminals as though they were the victims. Do you really expect an internet tough guy to take one for the team and go down alone. No way.... I was waiting for the day when they ate their own.... That day finally came. And trust me... I don't consider this coward to be a hero either.... He's just another loser that got caught. I hope they all get caught and are put in jail for the rest of MY lifetime.

429.5.2014 15:44

Originally posted by mightyzog:
Screw LulzSec and Anonymous.... and are put in jail for the rest of MY lifetime.
Your wish, is MY command !?

Are you on the side of the World-Criminals: Too BIG to jail ?
http://sithhc.wordpress.com/publications/sithhc000-003/
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 29 May 2014 @ 15:52

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

529.5.2014 18:39

Originally posted by Mrguss:
Originally posted by mightyzog:
Screw LulzSec and Anonymous.... and are put in jail for the rest of MY lifetime.
Your wish, is MY command !?

Are you on the side of the World-Criminals: Too BIG to jail ?
http://sithhc.wordpress.com/publications/sithhc000-003/

No I am not on the side of big corporations and big governments. I am on the side of everyday people, just trying to live their lives without some A-hole stealing their personal info and posting it online.

Have you ever had a credit/debit card be compromised and had it disabled until your card company could issue you another.... Or had to go around to a few dozen websites and change passwords because some idiot decided to hack into a site instead of being a productive member of society.

You are obviously a supporter of these organizations. The way you try and deflect attention from their criminal behavior is admirable if not completely misguided.
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629.5.2014 21:50

Originally posted by mightyzog:
You are obviously a supporter of these organizations. The way you try and deflect attention from their criminal behavior is admirable if not completely misguided.
No. I don't use C.C., etc. since I don't trust the Financial System at all.
All those "Banks Lander" make money out of thin air corning the people into Debt > Wage-Slaves.

Thanks to the internet the people are more inform and awake on the up-today things happening around us with-out believing the manipulated [rich owned] TV channels, etc. news or ads ...tell us.

But, the pay-token is: The dark-net or the old fashion business like newspapers, music, etc. that when downhill.

So is one thing for another, the way I see it.

Could the dark net can be controlled or stopped some day by the FBI, CIA, NSA, etc. ? Probably NOT.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bo1QsMWCIAE3h3V.jpg:large

Just check Bitcoin:
http://www.dailydot.com/business/dish-network-bitcoin/
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 31 May 2014 @ 15:39

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

730.5.2014 12:00

Yes Mrguss you are so right ... this is a Corporate world and they only part we common people play in it is as pawns !


Good Luck and Take Care

830.5.2014 19:00

Unless you're a gigantic evil douchebag, Anonymous and Lulsec are probably not going to be publishing your information publicly. Neither are these two organizations involved in identity theft (except maybe as a means to get more information via social engineering...but not to steal your possessions).

Now while the organizations themselves aren't involved in identity theft, I'm sure there are members that are...and I don't give a crap if they go to jail for a long time. I can't stand thieves.

931.5.2014 15:29

@ mightyzog
@ IguanaC64

- "Anonymous" have many faces: They are groups from diff. countries, diff. agendas, etc.
- They are also the big corporate thief's wearing suits 24/7/365.
- & the disgusting low-life-dudes behind the dark-net, etc.

I just want to clarify something;
When People deposit money in any bank & after the bank is robbed; Are any people lost any money they have in their saving account, etc.?
NO right.
OK.
Same "system" have to apply when people deposit for say something C.C. info. when purchase things from any business.
The C.C. companies & big/small businesses have the responsibility to save guard this info of their customers.

Declaring "Anonymous" or "Hackers" as the guilty thief is the most easy way out for those responsible to save-guard any critical information of anybody & this include any government agency too.

P.S.
Change our passwords every 3 months is our responsibility now on days.

Just saying.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 31 May 2014 @ 15:37

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1031.5.2014 18:35

Just cause you " keep sayin" doesn't make you right.

And unless you can pay cash for a car, house, boat or any other large purchase you make, they you are going to use a bank. And I hope you feel like YOUR personal info is safe from these hacktavists.

1131.5.2014 20:43

Credit Union Banks are a good option for saving, then pay cash for things you want, in stead to pay with C.C. and give your hard worked money to the big already rich banks via interest > Debt.

....nobody is save anywhere. But we can be caution.

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