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LulzSec leader worked with the FBI for months, turns in fellow hackers

By Jos
Mar 6, 2012
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  1. LulzSec, the hacking collective loosely associated with Anonymous, suffered a major blow today after law enforcement officials in the U.S. and U.K. arrested three of its members and charged another…

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  2. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Booster Posts: 327   +50

    28 years old, father of TWO, has a bunch of expensive Apple gear,
    UNEMPLOYED and on welfare. I say kick his bum a** out into the street
    tell him to get a d*mn job and cut him off welfare.
     
  3. Juan Danger

    Juan Danger TS Rookie

  4. This guy needs to be found murdered and raped how dare you!.... beginning this hacking spree and yet you come out and do this to your team either go big or don't do it at all ..... you should of taken precautions don't hack from your own home wth was he thinking ..........
     
  5. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,349   +398

    "...The 28-year-old unemployed computer programmer, welfare recipient..." I'm pretty sure this is pretty much a standard description for all the Anonymous and LulzSec clowns. Buncha losers who can't find anything else to do with their time other than act as judge, jury and executioner on the internet.
     
  6. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    As predicted....Someone got caught, someone squealed!! It was expected. Now ANON has to look two or three times at their own ppl and check them. Nothing worse when your running a illegal hacking group then not being able to trust your fellow hackers lol.
    The first ppl caught though have it the worst. They are the ones that get the harshest prison times because of all the aggrivation the in general hacking community has caused. Those old judges wouldnt have any idea who did what without a road map, so they will just throw them all in some prison somewhere. That is unless they want to escape jailtime and maybe work for the beast they have been fighting....Maybe give those chinese hackers a run for their cyber dollar.
     
  7. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Guru Posts: 637   +117

    I agree with Tom. Also I'd like to point out theyre not unemployed because they can't find a job. They're obviously very talented and no doubt companies would like to have that talent working for them. But why work if the government will send you a check every month? The government was enabling this guy from the beginning.

    @Guest Your comment, in my opinion, is inappropriate.
     
  8. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,576   +47

    Looks like he'll be swapping LulzSec for WitSec...
     
  9. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,675   +59

    meh i never liked lulsec, but i did cheer when anonymous shutdown the Egyptian government during the rebellion
     
  10. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 325   +38

    Traitorous piece of scum.
     
  11. dms96960

    dms96960 TS Enthusiast Posts: 223   +20

    He is such a handsome guy -- I am surprised that he could not find work in Hollywood.
     
     
  12. A now well known and possibly even famous hacker unemployed? Not for long. He has the potential to make more money than anyone here. With that kind of skill, any company would be eager to pick him up and use him to find vulnerabilities in their infrastructure. This is a case where it is good to be bad (after prison time of course). This has happened before where even the government would employ a highly skilled criminal to work for them. Does the movie "catch me if you can" ring a bell?
     
  13. Prosercunus

    Prosercunus TS Enthusiast Posts: 120   +9

    Just because that has happened doesn't mean it will happen. Catch me if you can was fraud cases in a totally different age (60's and 70's if I remember the movie right).

    Pretty sure they won't hire a felon under any circumstances nowadays, at least not on the federal or law enforcement level.
     
  14. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,349   +398

  15. @ PC nerd
    In a way he was a traitor but the problem was that he had kids. If he did not, it might have turned out different for all we know.

    "“He didn’t go easy,” a law enforcement official involved in flipping Sabu told FoxNews.com. “It was because of his kids. He didn’t want to go away to prison and leave them. That’s how we got him.”"

    http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/06/exclusive-inside-lulzsec-mastermind-turns-on-his-minions/
     
  16. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 906   +101

    It was only a matter of time before someone got caught and gave up the identities of the rest of the group. Glad it finally happened, as far as I'm concerned it wasn't soon enough. People who think they are above the law or have the right to police the internet don't impress me, rules are there for a reason and so are laws. Its incredibly childish to think otherwise, now they get to spend a good portion of their lives in prison and even when release will have limited access to computers, hopefully making them think twice before taking on the world for their own gains.
     
  17. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Addict Posts: 634   +123

    Just because someone is unemployed, that doesn't mean they were always unemployed.
     
  18. wcbert

    wcbert TS Rookie Posts: 71

    "It was because of his kids. He didn?t want to go away to prison and leave them. That?s how we got him.?

    This guy is dumb and not smart at all by my logic, because he did not know that his hacking activities could get him in trouble with the law and eventually he would lose custody of his kids.

    Maybe smart is not the right word, maybe he lack the "common sense" to know what he was doing could lose his kids and his kids would lose their father.

    He put his hacking activities before his kids!
     
  19. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    I really feel for his kids though. And to be fair he was being loyal. Greatest loyalty he could muster. His loyalty to his family. All other considerations and charges aside. Atleast he showed enough character to FINALLY think about his kids. I wouldnt be surprised if they eventually tried to take his kids away from him.
     
  20. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Guru Posts: 439   +76

    You can't trust a bunch of entitled elitist anonymous power tripping jobless people on the net?!

    WHAT has the world come to?

    (also he was using mac's?! totally deserve to get caught)
     
  21. @lipe123: Yes.
     
  22. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 971   +99

    I do agree with that, but maybe some are fairly young and will become very good programmers in future, who knows. Mr LulzSec Leader ... /palm
     
  23. @tkeys356 you mean choose his hacker buds who he doesn't even know personally over his own kids?
     
  24. Mindwraith

    Mindwraith TS Enthusiast Posts: 186

    haha so now even the hackers are being policed by other hackers. this should make anon think twice about some of the stupid stuff they've been doing in the last few months.
     
  25. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Enthusiast Posts: 582   +87

    Just goes to show when doing illegal **** make sure there are no attachments.

    Cause if caught they will use it against you.
     


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