One of the the leader of hacking collective Lulzsec, 28-year-old Hector "Sabu" Monsegur, has reportedly been working with the FBI, and has turned in many of his hacking friends to The Man. Lulzsec is known for having attacked the CIA,VISA, and having compromised the PlayStation Network. This seemingly brings the whole "PlayStation Notwork" hacking scandal to an end.
Reportedly, five members of Lulzsec have been arrested in New York, although the exact charges haven't been officially announced.
The story of Sabu's identification and arrest reads like hard-boiled crime fiction. The Feds, desperate to identify the people behind attacks on major financial institutions and gamer networks, kept a close eye on Sabu, but he reportedly always covered his tracks: Masking his IP address behind proxy servers. But apparently Sabu got lazy and logged into IRC once without creating a proxy; that was enough for 5-O to move in.
Armed with Sabu's real name and address, the Feds gathered evidence against him -- the stolen credit card numbers they found were enough to charge him with identity theft-- then, in June, they made their move and knocked on the door of an apartment in a housing project in New York.
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