Prominent Hacker Who Became FBI Informant Is Released

from The hacker who cofounded the shadowy LulzSec group, but who then helped the U.S. government disrupt at least 300 cyberattacks while working as an FBI informant, is now a free man. A Manhattan federal district court judge granted Hector Xavier Monsegur, better known by his hacker moniker “Sabu,” a sentence of time served and one year of supervised release on Tuesday. Monsegur, who had served seven months in 2012 before being released on bail, finally appeared in court after prosecutors asked his sentencing to be postponed seven times.

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