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LulzSec's Top Hacker 'Is FBI Double Agent'
The arrested 'leader' of the LulzSec hacker group has been working as a double agent for the US government, it has been claimed.
the self-styled hacktavist operated as a secret turncoat for the past eight months.
It claimed unemployed Monsegur, 26, pleaded guilty then helped the FBI track down other hackers, tweet misinformation and protect the CIA and financial institutions as a turncoat.
"With Sabu's help, the FBI learned the identities of other LulzSec members, gathered evidence and records from private chatrooms used by the elite hackers to plan and discuss their cyber attacks, and found out about planned hacks in time to minimise or prevent damage without blowing their star witness' cover."
The leader of the LulzSec hacking group has been accused of being a front for recruitment to extremist causes which aim to create a group of "domestic terrorists".
The accusation is made against "Sabu", believed to be a Puerto Rican living in New York, who has acted as the head of the group which over the past few months has carried out online break-ins and attacks on websites belonging to the US Congress, UK Serious Organised Crime Agency, and NATO. Sabu has denied the allegation in a Twitter discussion with the Guardian: "I'm not affiliated to any terrorist groups," he said.
Anti-Anonymous hacker threatens to expose them
As if things couldn't get any worse for the hacktivists of Anonymous, the self-described patriotic hacker who calls himself The Jester has struck another blow.
He claims to have broken into many smartphones belonging to Anonymous leaders and copied incriminating text messages, emails, address books and other data — data that he may have already passed on to the authorities.