Anonymous Sabu was working for FBI to Trace down other LulzSec hackers
True Activist— Police on two continents swooped on top members of computer hacking group LulzSec early today, and acting largely on evidence gathered by the organisation’s leader “Sabu” who sources say has been secretly working for the government for months arrested three and charged two more with conspiracy.
FoxNews reports that the arrests were part of a multinational sting across the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States. LulzSec leader Hector Xavier Monsegur, who operated online under the alias “Sabu,” provided the Federal Bureau of Investigation with information leading to the arrests.
“This is devastating to the organization,” said an FBI official involved with the investigation. “We’re chopping off the head of LulzSec.” LulzSec, which became part of the larger hacker collective “Anonymous Operations” last year, has launched a number of high profile cyberattacks since last summer.
The last strong tweet by sabu was “The federal government is run by a bunch of f**king cowards. Don’t give in to these people. Fight back. Stay strong.”
Fox’s report, Sabu began working for the FBI in June after they busted him it’s unclear what his fate is now. What is clear is the enormous grin of the feds. Monsegur pleaded guilty on August 15 to 12 hacking-related charges and information documenting his admissions is expected to be unsealed in court today.As a result of Monsegur’s cooperation, which was confirmed by numerous senior officials, the remaining top-ranking members of LulzSec were arrested or hit with additional charges today.
The five charged in the LulzSec conspiracy indictment were identified by sources as: Ryan Ackroyd, aka “Kayla” and Jake Davis, aka “Topiary,” both of London; Darren Martyn, aka “pwnsauce” and Donncha O’Cearrbhail, aka “palladium,” both of Ireland; and Jeremy Hammond aka “Anarchaos,” of Chicago.