Anonymous Sabu was FBI : Helped to Trace down other LulzSec hackers

LulzSec hacking group was raided in two continents by the police earlier today, where it gathered large number of evidence assisted  by the group’s leader “Sabu” who according to Fox News report had been secretly working for the FBI and government for months, resulted in  arrest of three and charged two more with conspiracy from LulzSec group.

Fox News report says that arrest were made as their ongoing operation against the hackers in Ireland, the United States and United Kingdom. LulzSec leader Hector Xavier Monsegur, officially famous as “Sabu,” a 28 years old jobless hacker, provided all the necessary information to the FBI, making it possible for the agency to raid and arrest the other members of the group.

Sabu aka Hector Xavier Monsegur’s picture:

Sabu’s complete details can be found on http://pastebin.com/vLXBqbeB, while the Identity of Sabu is doxed as:

Hector Xavier Monsegur
90 Paladino Ave
New York, NY 10035
(212) 534-7516
Voter ID: 305168466
DOB: October 13th 1983
 
“This is devastating to the organization,” said an FBI official involved with the investigation. “We’re chopping off the head of LulzSec.”
 
Lulzsec is responsible for hacking and taken down major government servers along with several electronic giants were also under attack for last few years.
 
Sabu was secretly arrested by the FBI last June and since then he was working for the government, according to Fox’s report. Monsegur was then pleaded guilty of  hacking government servers, stealing online data, leaking confidential details of the government but it all came down when Monsegur cooperated with the FED to take down his own group and senior members of LulzSec were arrested earlier today.
 
A source close to Sabu told the press “They caught him and he was secretly arrested and now works for the FBI,” 
 
As a result of Monsegur’s cooperation, which was confirmed by numerous senior-level officials, the remaining top-ranking members of LulzSec were arrested or hit with additional charges Tuesday morning. The five charged in the LulzSec conspiracy indictment expected to be unsealed 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 as reported by Fox News.

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Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.