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International Raid on LulzSec Facilitated By the Group’s Leader, Working from the Projects on the LES

via Fox News

This morning, officials on two continents raided top members of the hacker group LulzSec, an offshoot of Anonymous. According to a Fox News exclusive, the evidence used against them had been gathered by Hector Xavier Monsegur or “Sabu,” who was outed as LulzSec’s leader last June. Sources told Fox that Sabu had been working with the government for months.

Under the alias “Sabu,” Mr. Monsegur, an unemployed, 28-year-old father of two, “allegedly commanded a loosely organized, international team of perhaps thousands hackers from his nerve center in a public housing project on New York’s Lower East Side.”

Mr. Monsegur apparently started working as a cooperating witness when he was identified by the FBI and pleaded guilty to “hacking-related charges” in August, in a case that will be unsealed today. Read More

AMA Anonymous

Anonymous Admits: We Have No Skills

(Twitter)

One of the spokespeople behind the Anonymous Twitter account hosted an “ask me anything” session on Reddit yesterday, during which the hacktivist rep talked Mexican cartels, Occupy Wall Street and various #ops around the world. Anonymous captured the public’s imagination and inspired fear with stunts like temporarily taking down the websites of large corporations and taking over Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun, at the same time laying claim to high-profile hacks such as the filching of credit card information from Playstation users. But the group isn’t as all-powerful as the FBI seems to fear. Read More