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Hacker turned FBI mole 'Sabu' sentenced to time served

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 01:32

May 27 - Anonymous hacking leader turned FBI informant is sentenced to time served by a New York federal judge. Gavino Garay reports.

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Hector Xavier Monsegur, known as "Sabu" in the hacking community, a onetime member of the cyber hacking group Anonymous, is sentenced to time served by a New York federal judge. Monsegur shocked the hacking community when he agreed to become an FBI cooperator, helping to disrupt at least 300 cyber attacks. The attacks included targets on the U.S. Armed Forces, and the U.S. Congress. The hacker-turned-mole was praised in a ceremonial courtroom by a New York judge, who called his work extraordinary. His attorney, Peggy Cross-Goldenberg, is pleased with the results. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PEGGY CROSS-GOLDENBERG, MONSEGUR'S ATTORNEY, SAYING: "It has been a long and hard three years for Mr. Monsegur. We're very pleased that the judge recognized both, what an extraordinary person he is and the extraordinary efforts he has gone through in the past three years to turn his life around and to make up for his conduct and as she said, really use his skills to do good. Those who know him know he is a smart, diligent, loyal, hardworking person and Mr. Monsegur and his family are looking forward to putting this behind them and moving on with their lives to do good things." In June 2011, Mr. Monsegur was approached by the FBI at his home, and agreed to cooperate with law enforcement. He later secretly pleaded guilty to charges including computer hacking.

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Hacker turned FBI mole 'Sabu' sentenced to time served

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 01:32