Thursday, May 8, 2014

Hacker-Turned-FBI Informant Sabu Has Sentencing Postponed for Seventh Time

It seems the FBI is not quite finished with one of its most valuable assets, Hector Monsegur (aka Sabu), the former Anonymous and LulzSec member who had his sentencing postponed for a seventh time on Wednesday.

Monsegur was due to appear before Judge Loretta Preska in New York on Thursday, but he has once again had his sentencing postponed, sources told the Daily Beast.

No new date has been set for Monsegur's next court appearance, giving no indication of how long the FBI wants to keep using him. In April, the U.S. attorney had his sentencing adjourned until May 8.

Monsegur is to be punished for crimes associated with the 50 Days of Lulz campaign, in which hackers attacked companies such as Sony and EA as well as law enforcement agencies including the CIA and SOCA. The former Anonymous hacker has already pleaded guilty to 12 criminal charges, including multiple counts of conspiracy to engage in computer hacking, computer hacking in furtherance of fraud, conspiracy to commit access device fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

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