Thursday, August 14, 2014

LulzSec supergrass Sabu led attacks against Turkey – report



Just months after reports emerged that LulzSec "kingpin" turned FBI snitch Hector Xavier Monsegur had allegedly led cyber-attacks against foreign governments while under FBI control, a "cache of sealed court documents" has provided some more startling reading.

Monsegur – who prosecutors insist is "Sabu", a leading figure in hacktivist group Lulzsec – cut a deal with Feds that saw him receive a "time served" sentence of seven months and a one year supervision order back in May instead of the 20-plus years imprisonment that his numerous offences might have attracted without his co-operation in law enforcement investigations against other hackers.


Sabu operated as a "rooter" – someone who can gain root access to systems – in multiple attacks including assaults against HBGary, Fox Television and Nintendo.

Now the Daily Dot reports that Sabu helped forge an alliance between his group "AntiSec" and the politically motivated Turkish "Red Hack" hacking crew.

The news site says it got its hands on a "cache of sealed court documents", which it says show how Sabu recruited Jeremy Hammond, who was sent to jail over the Stratfor hack, to hack into foreign government websites from a list provided.

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