According to Fox News, the leader of hacking group LulzSec has been working for the FBI for months to help identify other influent members of the group.
Here is some news which will surely make a lot of noise. The hacking group LulzSec – who announced they would be disbanding in June 2011 – was actually known as being very close to Anonymous. Among their hierarchy was Sabu, whose real name is Hector Xavier Monsegur.
According to information released by Fox News, this 28 year old family man who lives in New York was quietly arrested by the FBI… in June 2011. Since then, he has been working for them as a witness of the state, while maintaining his hacker cover.
This active collaboration came to an end this morning with the arrest of five people in the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland. "This is devastating for the organisation", declared an FBI representative to Fox News. "We have cut LulzSec’s head off".
On Monday, Sabu – who has obviously played his double life well – posted a tweet of defiance against the authorities.
Before aligning with Anonymous, which he was involved with, LulzSec was known for a series of hacking attacks notably against Sony and web sites like that held by the CIA. The group claimed that they hacked for amusement.
Right throughout 2011, numerous individuals were arrested and accused of belonging to LulzSec. It hasn’t been revealed which arrests were made following the recruiting of Sabu, but certain hackers had already started hypothesising that Sabu had cut a deal with authorities.