2 min read

ËœLulzSec Leader` Sabu Points to His Kids as the Weakness that Made Him an FBI Informant

Bianca STANESCU

December 10, 2014

Ad One product to protect all your devices, without slowing them down.
Free 90-day trial
ËœLulzSec Leader` Sabu Points to His Kids as the Weakness that Made Him an FBI Informant

Former LulzSec leader Hector Xavier Monsegur, or ËœSabu,` pointed to his kids as the “weakness” that turned him into an FBI informant after his arrest in 2011, according to CBS. The station aired Sabu`s first TV interview, making waves among Anonymous members, who complained about the way they were portrayed.

“Shame on you CBS,” AnonymousXenc wrote on YouTube. “You clearly are missing the point. Anonymous Is Everyone. If you stand for what you feel is right and against what you feel is wrong. Then you my friend are Anonymous. We are not a Group. We are an Idea. If the people support an action then the people will act. If not then the operation simply fades away. We have no leaders.”

Sabu admitted to thousands of hacks, but said he also protected the US government, NASA and the military from 300 cyber-attacks while working with the FBI.

Source: YouTube

The former LulzSec leader said he knew about his arrest weeks before it happened, after noticing unusual activity around his apartment building in New York. On the morning of his arrest, Sabu had taken his kids to school. When he returned home, he noticed people and cars he had never seen before around the block.

“One of the guys was looking at me as I was walking by, reading his newspaper, and he`s peeking at me”¦,” Monsegur told CBS. “When I look at him he completely gets lost, drops his newspaper and starts fidgeting around the car.”

Sabu began to prepare for his last day with the family. After taking his kids from school, he bought them toys and coloring books. The actual arrest happened around eight or nine in the evening.

“They said Ëœwell, we know who you are, we know what you`re doing and we also know you have two kids in the house. You make the decision.` So it was as clear as day – I had an understanding – that my weakness “¦ was the kids.”

Working for the FBI allowed Sabu to avoid 26 years in prison. He then communicated for the next three years with fellow hackers, but this time for the Bureau.

In 2012, Monsegur`s cooperation with the FBI led to the debated arrest of political hacktivist Jeremy Hammond, accused of breaching security intelligence company Stratfor.

To find out more about Sabu`s experience as a hacker and informant, check his interview on YouTube.

tags


Author



Right now

Top posts

How to monitor your online privacy during your Thanksgiving trip

How to monitor your online privacy during your Thanksgiving trip

November 22, 2022

3 min read
Just your yearly dose of Black Friday spam: Cybercrooks get ahead of the game to steal shoppers’ info

Just your yearly dose of Black Friday spam: Cybercrooks get ahead of the game to steal shoppers’ info

November 16, 2022

6 min read
Bitdefender VPN in 2022: the new, the improved, and the soon-to-be

Bitdefender VPN in 2022: the new, the improved, and the soon-to-be

November 14, 2022

5 min read
August Spam Debrief: Bitdefender Labs Warns of Fraud Campaigns Exploiting the Russia-Ukraine War

August Spam Debrief: Bitdefender Labs Warns of Fraud Campaigns Exploiting the Russia-Ukraine War

August 31, 2022

4 min read
Snake Keylogger Returns in Malspam Campaign Disguised as Business Portfolio from IT Vendor

Snake Keylogger Returns in Malspam Campaign Disguised as Business Portfolio from IT Vendor

August 30, 2022

2 min read
What is medical identity theft and how to protect against it

What is medical identity theft and how to protect against it

July 27, 2022

2 min read

FOLLOW US ON

SOCIAL MEDIA


You might also like

Some Phone Manufacturers Didn't Implement Vital Security Patch for ARM Mali GPU, Google Researchers Find Some Phone Manufacturers Didn't Implement Vital Security Patch for ARM Mali GPU, Google Researchers Find
Silviu STAHIE

November 29, 2022

1 min read
Apple Users Report Seeing Other People's Photos When Using iCloud for Windows Apple Users Report Seeing Other People's Photos When Using iCloud for Windows
Silviu STAHIE

November 25, 2022

1 min read
How SIM Swapping Attacks Work and How to Protect Yourself How SIM Swapping Attacks Work and How to Protect Yourself
Filip TRUȚĂ

November 25, 2022

3 min read