Prosecutors: ex-LulzSec hacker “Sabu” helped authorities stop 300+ cyberattacks

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The much delayed sentencing of former LulzSec hacker-turned-FBI informant Hector “Sabu” Monsegur is set to take place next week. But before any decisions are made public, new court documents  (PDF) show Monsegur has helped the feds disrupt more than 300 attacks against targets ranging from the US military to NASA, Congress to private companies. “The amount of loss prevented by Monsegur’s actions is difficult to fully quantify, but even a conservative estimate would yield a loss prevention figure in the millions of dollars,” the document stated. The tale of Sabu’s arrest and LulzSec’s fall: FBI still needs Hector “Sabu” Monsegur, sentencing delayed (again) “Literally” the day he was arrested, hacker “Sabu” helped the FBI LulzSec leader “Sabu” worked with FBI since last summer FBI names, arrests Anon who infiltrated its secret conference call Inside the hacking of Stratfor: the FBI’s case against Antisec member Anarchaos All the latest on the unmasking of LulzSec leader “Sabu,” arrests Stakeout: how the FBI tracked and busted a Chicago Anon Doxed: how Sabu was outed by former Anons long before his arrest Anonymous attacks security firm as revenge for LulzSec arrests “Everything incriminating has been burned”: Anons fight panic after Sabu betrayal Monsegur assisted in high-profile hacks of security firm HBGary and others as a member of LulzSec, a sect of Anonymous. He began cooperating with the FBI in June 2011 after his arrest at the Jacob Riis public housing complex in New York City. His work for the feds began immediately . Eventually Monsegur  helped the government build cases  against numerous Anonymous hackers, including Stratfor hacker Jeremy Hammond . He apparently also assisted the government in its  investigation of Wikileaks . According to the  New York Times , prosecutors filed the new documents because they are asking Judge Loretta A. Preska for leniency in light of Monsegur’s “extraordinary cooperation.” Sentencing in Monsegur’s case is currently scheduled for Tuesday in a Federal District Court in Manhattan. But while some of the other hackers in the LulzSec saga have faced steep penalties (for example, Hammond is serving a 10-year sentence), the government has asked for Monsegur to only be sentenced to time served— just seven months . Read 1 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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