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Attacking The Hacker Hydra: Why FBI's LulzSec Takedown May Backfire

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Interesting timing. Just about the same time that we had our story concerning how LulzSec kept its own site from getting hacked, the news was breaking that the key leaders of LulzSec were being arrested, in large part because the "leader" of the group had become an FBI informant after...
Attacking The Hacker Hydra: Why FBI's LulzSec Takedown May Backfire

Former LulzSec leader, now FBI informant, brings down hacking group, Stratfor hacker

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In a major break for law enforcement, several members of the LulzSec and Anonymous hacking groups were arrested this morning based on information provided by "Sabu," the shadowy LulzSec leader who was secretly arrested last year....
Former LulzSec leader, now FBI informant, brings down hacking group, Stratfor hacker

Lulzsec mastermind Sabu: an elite hacker and star FBI informant

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US authorities say Hector Xavier Monsegur, a celebrity for his attacks on the US senate, was 'flipped' after his arrestHe was the self-taught "elite hacker" behind devastating attacks on the US Senate, the Zimbabwean government and a string of enemies in between.From the New York apartment block he shared with...
Lulzsec mastermind Sabu: an elite hacker and star FBI informant

Hacker News Source Calls For Pluck, Retaliation After FBI Raid

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A Twitter account tied to hacking collective Anonymous is telling followers not to be discouraged by news that “top members” have been arrested thanks to an FBI informant. It also provided tips on how to retaliate against the FBI. The messages came from @YourAnonNews , a source popular with...
Hacker News Source Calls For Pluck, Retaliation After FBI Raid

Alleged "mastermind" of #Antisec added to indictment for Stratfor hack

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Jeremy Hammond, the former LulzSec member alleged to have been at the center of the hacking of private intelligence company Stratfor, has now been formally indicted on that charge, as well as the hacking of the website of the Arizona Department of Public Safety. While he was arrested in...
Alleged "mastermind" of #Antisec added to indictment for Stratfor hack
MIT.edu Hacked in Honor of Aaron Swartz, Allegedly by LulzSec

Teenage WikiLeaks volunteer: Why I served as an FBI informant

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Sigurdur Thordarson (left) met with Julian Assange numerous times in the United Kingdom in 2011. Sigurdur Thordarson A young Icelandic boy's journey as an informant all began with a cryptic e-mail sent to the United States Embassy in Reykjavík. From: [REDACTED] To: reykjavikdatt@state.gov Subject: Regarding an Ongoing Criminal investigation...
Teenage WikiLeaks volunteer: Why I served as an FBI informant
"Literally" the day he was arrested, hacker "Sabu" helped the FBI

LulzSec arrest in Australia

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Federal police charge IT worker, 24, with attacking government website and say he has claimed to be a leader of hacker groupAustralian police have arrested a man they say is affiliated with the international hacking collective LulzSec on a charge of attacking and defacing a government website.The 24-year-old senior IT...
LulzSec arrest in Australia
Anonymous revives LulzSec for new campaign of hacks and attacks
Hector Xavier Monsegur: LulzSec leader, FBI informant, and cyberpunk antihero

'Sabu' worked tirelessly in efforts as FBI informant

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According to court documents revealed yesterday, Hector Xavier Monsegur, who was known as "Sabu" in hacking circles, would stay up all night to help the government catch alleged hackers. [Read more]...
'Sabu' worked tirelessly in efforts as FBI informant

Notorious hacker Sabu has to help the FBI for another six months

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Why wasn't Anonymous hacker-turned-FBI-informant Hector "Sabu" Monsegur sentenced as scheduled last week in New York? When I called Judge Preska's chambers last Thursday to check whether the sentencing would actually take place the following day, the man on the other end of the line told me that it would...
Notorious hacker Sabu has to help the FBI for another six months

WikiLeaks volunteer claims he was paid $5,000 as an FBI mole

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For twenty-one months, Sigurdur "Siggi" Thordarson was a volunteer for WikiLeaks. For three of those months, he says he was also an FBI informant. After an ill-advised plan to enlist LulzSec and hack the government of Iceland, Wired reports that he approached the FBI to hand over chat logs,...
WikiLeaks volunteer claims he was paid $5,000 as an FBI mole

LulzSec Hacker Jeremy Hammond Pleads Guilty To CFAA Charge; Faces 10 Years

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In yet another Computer Fraud and Abuse Act case, in which the DOJ piled on charge after charge after charge until the person they were pressuring accepted a plea bargain, Jeremy Hammond has officially accepted a plea deal for helping LulzSec/Anonymous hack Stratfor. He admits that he did it, and...
LulzSec Hacker Jeremy Hammond Pleads Guilty To CFAA Charge; Faces 10 Years

Activists 'commit more data breaches than cybercriminals'

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Anonymous and other 'hacktivism' groups were responsible for more cyberattacks than thieves in the past year, according to a new surveyActivists such as "Anonymous" who hack into government and corporate computer networks and then release files to embarrass those organisations were responsible for more than half of all known data...
Activists 'commit more data breaches than cybercriminals'

Ohio Anonymous hacker in court for Utah police website hacks

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Ohio resident John Anthony Borell III is being tried today for two counts of felony computer intrusion after hacking into Utah law enforcement websites in January. Borell was recently arrested after Federal Bureau of Investigations agents found him using Twitter and Internet Relay Chat logs. The investigation was spurred by...
Ohio Anonymous hacker in court for Utah police website hacks

Yet Another Of The FBI's Own Terrorist Plots... Involves A Group Of Senior Citizens

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The latest Radiolab "shorts" episode, entitled Grumpy Old Terrorists, seems like a bit of a departure in subject matter for that program -- but fits right in with something we've been talking a lot about lately. Over the past few years, we've noticed the rather disturbing trend in how the...
Yet Another Of The FBI's Own Terrorist Plots... Involves A Group Of Senior Citizens

Former Coworkers Dish on Sabu, the LulzSec Leader Turned FBI Snitch

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Among the illuminating factoids unearthed about LulzSec hacker turned FBI informant Hector Xavier Monsegur, one struck us as particularly interesting. “Sabu,” as his Anon cohorts knew him, used to work at Manhattan-based Open Plans, a technology non-profit focused on using open data and software to improve transportation systems. According to...
Former Coworkers Dish on Sabu, the LulzSec Leader Turned FBI Snitch

Does Tartan Tie TrapWire to Surveillance of Occupy Wall Street?

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Tartan Metrics (Screen grab) Russian news outlet RT.com has been excitedly suggesting that the TrapWire surveillance system marks the advent of an American police state. Now RT is suggesting a fairly direct connection between the shady ex-CIA types behind TrapWire and something called Tartan Metrics. Tartan certainly uses dense doublespeak to...
Does Tartan Tie TrapWire to Surveillance of Occupy Wall Street?
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