Linked by David Adams on Tue 6th Mar 2012 16:47 UTC
Legal The laughs are reportedly over for five top members of the hacker group LulzSec who were arrested on Tuesday and charged as part of a conspiracy case filed in New York federal court. FoxNews.com reports that the arrests were part of a multinational sting across the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States on Tuesday morning, and LulzSec leader Hector Xavier Monsegur, who operated online under the alias “Sabu,” provided the Federal Bureau of Investigation with information leading to the arrests.
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Sense of justice?
by cptsalek on Tue 6th Mar 2012 19:35 UTC
cptsalek
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2011-10-12

If this story is true the FBI really must have a strange sense of justice. I mean, really, working together with _the leader_ of a "criminal" group to catch others?
Does anybody wonder if any recent LulzSec attack was orchestrated by this Sabu guy on behalf of the FBI?

Edited 2012-03-06 19:35 UTC

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RE: Sense of justice?
by umccullough on Tue 6th Mar 2012 21:17 in reply to "Sense of justice?"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Birds of a feather flock together?

Anyway, it is an odd sort of publicity - almost like they're trotting this guy out just to see how much backlash he receives now. Clearly they intended to make an example out of him in order to demoralize all his "followers"...

I suspect it won't work.

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RE: Sense of justice?
by orestes on Tue 6th Mar 2012 22:39 in reply to "Sense of justice?"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

Wouldn't shock me if it was a false flag op from day one. The same could be said of Anonymous itself, just a little nudge to get the all too willing dupes to provide you with an excuse...

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RE: Sense of justice?
by Soulbender on Wed 7th Mar 2012 07:54 in reply to "Sense of justice?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I love the hyperbole in the articles.

In half the world he was a god

Uhmm..does this person know how big the world is?

but even the rumor of a breach can cause a company to spend large amounts of money

Yeah, like spending money on morons like Sabu and his like to "verify" or "pen-test".

And this is my personal favorite:
He's a rockstar

All the girls, you buy them a drink, but all they want to talk about is Sabu, Sabu, Sabu.

This is so far-fetched and hilariously ridiculous that there's really nothing to add.

And what really sucks is he really is that good.

Yeah, that must be why he got caught; because he's so good. For sure.

Edited 2012-03-07 07:55 UTC

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