‘Lulzsec hackers’ arrested in international swoop

(bbc.co.uk) The suspected leader of the hacking group Lulzsec has pleaded guilty to carrying out high profile attacks on several companies.

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

Reuters reports that the charges were filed via “a criminal information”.

The news agency says that suggests that the suspect – nicknamed Sabu – had co-operated with the government.

US law enforcement officers have said a total of five people were either under arrest or being sought.

Irish police added that they have arrested one man in connection with Lulzsec’s activities and are holding him at a south Dublin police station.

The Press Association reported that police officers in Britain have also been involved in the crackdown.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17270822

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5 comments
  1. FBI Says LulzSec Hacker Kingpin Was an Informant
    http://news.yahoo.com/fbi-says-lulzsec-hacker-kingpin-informant-150748397.html

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation says that they’ve identified and arrested all of the key members of the now defunct hacktivist group LulzSec thanks to the clandestine cooperation of the group’s chief who told many of Anonymous’s secrets. According to Fox News’ sources, the hacker that goes by the handle Sabu — a.k.a. Hector Xavier Monsegur, an unemployed father of two living in New York City — has been feeding the Feds information since they unmasked him last summer. But those familiar with the hacker ways will know that doxing (that’s hackerspeak for exposing one’s true identity) can be a very complex game, and this is hardly the first time that someone’s claimed to identify Sabu or other LulzSec leader…

  2. #AntiSec hackers deface Panda Security site to protest LulzSec arrests.

    http://anonymous-gyulyano.blogspot.com/2012/03/facebookhacked-facebook-security-fail_07.html

    Hackers aligned with Anonymous took credit on Wednesday for an attack on Panda Security’s website shortly after charges were announced against five of the hacking collective’s alleged members.

    Over 25 websites related to Panda Security have been hacked tonight by Antisec. Emails and md5 passwords have leaked to public. Panda was accused by anonymous for helping the FBI to lurk anonymous members. The attacks are believed to be in retaliation for the recent arrests made by the FBI.

    Yesterday biggest story of Hacking world exposed that, The world’s most notorious computer hacker turned against his comrades because he did not want to go to prison and leave behind his two children. Monsegur, who has been described as the ringleader of LulzSec, and an ‘influential member’ of Anonymous, pleaded guilty to a dozen hacking-related charges last summer – crimes which carry a maximum sentence of 124 years and six months in prison.But, rather than face a lengthy jail sentence and not see his two children, the unemployed father agreed to cooperate with the FBI, and, ever since his arrest, has reportedly been working with them to bring down the groups’ top hackers…

  3. Trinity student FBI claim is top hacker is released by Gardai
    http://www.independent.ie/national-news/trinity-student-fbi-claim-is-top-hacker-is-released-by-gardai-3041639.html?start=4

    A SUSPECTED hacker wanted by the FBI and arrested over cyber plots by online anarchists Anonymous and LulzSec has been released without charge.

    Donncha O’Cearbhail, (19) a county councillor’s son who uses the online name palladium, was detained in Dublin yesterday after being named on a charge sheet from a New York court.

    He has been accused of tapping into a conference call the FBI had with gardai and other international agencies investigating an international hacking ring in January…

  4. Hacker Jake Davis now faces US charges
    http://www.shetnews.co.uk/news/3506-hacker-jake-davis-now-faces-us-charges.html

    FORMER Shetland resident Jake Davis arrested last year on computer hacking charges now faces conviction in a US court after being named as one of five people alleged to have hacked into security, entertainment and government agencies.

    The 19 year old who grew up on the isle of Yell already faces several charges in the UK for activity carried out for the hacking group LulzSec under the name Topiary. He was arrested in Lerwick last summer.

    On Tuesday he was charged in the US with two counts of conspiracy to hack into computers…

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