There's been a seemingly rather large rift in the hacker world this week with former head of the Anonymous-associated team LulsSec is now being accused of "snitching" to the FBI on his comrades. A handful of LulzSec-associated individuals have been arrested in the past week, and the most recent bit of news has been in regards to the safety of Sabu, the supposed informant. A document outlining the extent of Sabu's cooperating with the Federal government was signed on the 15th of August and made public just recently, and today we're finding that it does include several lines promising witness protection to the former hacker should he need it once his deeds were done.
Earlier this week, AntiSec, part of Anonymous, hacked and defaced Panda Security’s PandaLabs website after the FBI arrested five members of LulzSec. AntiSec have struck again, this time hacking New York Ironworks website, a company dealing in law enforcement supplies. They also posted a message taunting the FBI.
Yesterday we learned of the arrests of five members of hacker group LulzSec, seemingly brought down by their own leader working in tandem with the FBI. Hector Xavier Monsegur, aka “Sabu”, was arrested back in June 2011 and is thought to have been working with the FBI ever since. In response, members claiming to be part of Anonymous have hacked and defaced Panda Security’s PandaLabs website.
Happy Tuesday, everyone. You're no doubt anxious and ready to hear all about the election returns from Super Tuesday, but until then here's some tech news to keep you busy. For starters, we've got a fresh hot rumor that the iPad 3 will have LTE support for both AT&T and Verizon, and we might even hear something about a brand new Apple TV at tomorrow's much anticipated announcement.
Today the words are being skewed, accusations are being tossed around, and there's no knowing exactly what's gone on in a case that seems to have suddenly torn the hacker group LulzSec asunder. As the story goes, former top LulzSec man Hector "Sabu" Xavier Monsegur was until last year working with the loosely organized group of hackers and pushing their agenda on the world, no quarter given. Now it seems that his arrest this past June has turned into a guilty plea revealed today in an unsealed court document that points toward the idea that Sabu may have worked with the FBI to lessen his own sentence in exchange for giving up information that lead to the arrest of several of his former compatriots - but it's not that cut and dry.
The LulzSec saga continues, although it may perhaps be at its end in this bizarre development that reads like something out of a movie. The shadowy organization has reportedly been brought down by the FBI, who have been working with LulzSec’s own leader, Hector Xavier Monsegur, otherwise known as “Sabu”, after the hacker agreed to cooperate having been arrested in mid-2011.