LulzSec brought down by own leader in International Swoop

Posted by TurtleGirl On March - 6 - 2012

Law enforcement agents in the United States arrested top members of the infamous computer hacking group LulzSec in the early hours of this morning. The government had been secretly working towards the arrests for several months. Three members have been arrested and two were charged with conspiracy.  Fox News reports, an indictment charging the suspects, two are from the United Kingdom, two from Ireland and an American from Chicago.
 

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This is devastating to the organization,” said an FBI official involved with the investigation. “We’re chopping off the head of LulzSec.”
 

Hector Xavier Monsegur is “Sabu,” the unemployed, 28-year-old father of two who allegedly commanded the loosely organized international hacker team LulzSec.
 

Hector Xavier Monsegur had been charged with conspiracy to engage in computer hacking according to unsealed court papers filed in Manhattan.
 

LulzSec also released 54MB of source code for Sony Computer Entertainment’s Developer Network, and an internal network map of Sony BMG in June last year.
 

Via BBC News

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