Mar 08

- LulzSec leader Sabu was working for us, says FBI (Guardian, Mar 7, 2012):

Hacker – real name Hector Xavier Monsegur – helped US authorities bring charges against five others

The world’s most notorious computer hacker has been working as an informer for the FBI for at least the last six months, it emerged on Tuesday, providing information that has helped contribute to the charging of five others, including two Britons, for computer hacking offences.

Hector Xavier Monsegur, an unemployed 28-year-old Puerto Rican living in New York, was unmasked as “Sabu”, the leader of the LulzSec hacking group that has been behind a wave of cyber raids against American corporations including Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, the intelligence consultancy Stratfor, British and American law enforcement bodies, and the Irish political party Fine Gael.

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Oct 13

Sabu, the erstwhile leader of the hacking crew, says he is effectively on the run as he gives interview to Reddit readers about LulzSec’s achievements, Facebook, sentencing and more.


The LulzSec hacking group hit a number of sites in a spree in May and July 2011; now its leader Sabu has given an interview on Reddit. Photograph: Reuters

- Lulzsec hacker: ‘we still have Sun emails, stored in China’ (Guardian, Oct. 10, 2011):

The hacker who styles himself “Sabu”, erstwhile leader of the LulzSechacking crew, claims to have a cache of emails copied from the Sun which are being stored on a Chinese server, along with data from a number of other hacks.

But he claimed this weekend that they will not be released yet: “there are a lot of interesting dumps we’re sitting on due to timing,” he wrote on his Twitter feed. He claims that hackers have broken into banks including HSBC and “a few others” but that they have found “no smoking guns yet” in the data there.

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Jul 19

For the Lulz?

- Hackers Are Everywhere. Panic! (PCMag)


- LulzSec Is Back After Hacking The Front Page Of The Sun, Redirecting To Story About Rupert Murdoch’s Death (ZeroHedge, July 18, 2011):

It was only a few short weeks ago that we reported that the hacker group LulzSec which among others hacked the FBI, Sony, and who knows how many other security agencies, has decided to shut down. That didn’t last long. As of a few minutes ago, The Sun’s front page redirects to a makeshift website called New-Times.co.uk which carries a headline story titled “Media Moguls Body Discovered” which reports that “Rupert Murdoch, the controversial media mogul, has reportedly been found dead in his garden, police announce.” Readers can experience the hack for themselves by going to thesun.co.uk. Naturally, that this is like poking a stick in an already angry hornet’s nest goes without mention. As for the masses, we expect the distraction should be quite welcome.

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Jun 28


Announcement: Lulzsec announced their disbandment last night

- We’re not quitting because we’re afraid of the FBI, we’re just bored, claim LulzSec hackers as they abruptly disband (Daily Mail, June 27, 2011):

Hacking ground LulzSec are not disbanding because they are afraid of the FBI, they are simply bored, one member has claimed today.

The group has attacked the CIA, FBI and Sony, boasting of wreaking havoc across the internet.

But yesterday they announced on Twitter they are to disband – with the authorities fast closing in on them.

‘We’re not quitting because we’re afraid of law enforcement,’ the LulzSec member said in a conversation with The Associated Press over the Internet voice program Skype yesterday.

‘The press are getting bored of us, and we’re getting bored of us.’

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