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LulzSec Hackers Arrested After Leader Switches Sides, Helps FBI

by Todd Haselton | March 6, 2012March 6, 2012 6:05 am PDT

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LulzSec leader Hector Xavier Monsegur, a hacker from New York City otherwise known as “Sabu,” has helped lead the FBI to the arrests of other infamous LulzSec hackers. Monsegur was allegedly arrested last year and has been working on the FBI’s side ever since. He is reportedly an unemployed 28-year old father of two living in a lower east side housing project in Manhattan. Fox News said he pleaded guilty to 12 hacking charges on August 15th

According to Fox News, the FBI stormed houses of 5 people on two continents on Tuesday morning, arresting three people and charging two others with conspiracy. Two men were from Great Britain, one was an American hacking from Chicago and two others were from Ireland.“This is devastating to the organization,” an FBI official told Fox. “We’re chopping off the head of LulzSec.” Fox identified the five hackers as Jake Davis, also known as the group’s public relations manager “Topiary,” Ryan Ackroyd, aka “Kayla,” Donncha O’Cearrbhail, aka “palladium,” Darren Martyn, aka “pwnsauce,” and Jeremy Hammond, aka “Anarchaos.” The group had originally taunted the FBI saying “you can’t stop us.” Well, it looks like the FBI just did.

LulzSec has been accused of hacking numerous government websites, police databases, Sony and Fox and more. It is considered a loose entity of the larger internet group “Anonymous.”

[via Fox News]


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...