[ISN] LulzSec hacker ‘Sabu’ praised by FBI for helping stop more than 300 cyber attacks

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/lulzsec-hacker-sabu-praised-by-fbi-for-helping-stop-more-than-300-cyber-attacks-9438035.html By James Vincent The Independent 27 May 2014 A notorious former member of hacking group Anonymous has been praised by US prosecutors for providing “extremely valuable” assistance to the FBI and thwarting cyber attacks planned by his former associates. According to court documents Hector Xavier Monsegur, otherwise known as ‘Sabu’, helped law enforcement stop more than 300 separate attacks since his arrest for computer hacking in June 2011. Mr Monsegur is set to be sentenced today for his involvement in a number of major cyber attacks in the year of his arrest, with prosecutors recommending that he receive a reduced sentence. In May 2011 Mr Monsegur and five other members of the loosely-defined Anonymous movement formed what court documents describe as “an elite hack collective or ‘crew’ commonly referred to as LulzSec”. […]