Several Senior LulzSec Members Arrested After Leader Helps Police

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jgottberg

How many of you defenders of this trash are still on their side after hearing this... it's a confessional from "Sabe"

"I gained unauthorized access to the computer systems of an auto supply company with the intent to defraud the company," Monsegur admitted, "and fraudulently caused about $3,456 worth of automobile motors to be shipped to myself. I knew the conduct was illegal."

He also admitted to using stolen credit card numbers to "pay my own bills" and to obtaining "names, Social Security numbers, and addresses of [bank] accounts and account holders."

Some of this involved hacking; some did not. After a moment of confusion, the judge asked Monsegur to clarify how he had obtained bank account information and Social Security numbers.

"I downloaded the PDFs of TurboTax returns that were publicly accessible over Google, and that's it," he responded. "And due to the downloading of the PDFs, I had access to the bank account information, Social Security numbers, names, and all of that."

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ShadowGryphon

AAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!

Ahem... Well played FBI, well played.

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Engelsstaub

Dorks, anyway.

It seems people who've nothing better to do than tap keys all day long should enjoy prison. Not so when they've no access to computers. The only thing getting tapped in there will be said dorks. Those internet hardasses may want to consider keeping that hair short as well. It'll just be a nice handle if it's not.

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ShadowGryphon

You might want to amend your statement.
I'm a Police Dispatcher and part of my job is to "tap keys all day long".
The same is said of data entry people.

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bling581

He was referring to the hackers. There's a lot of people that "tap keys" all day so don't make it personal.

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Engelsstaub

Sorry for the offense, Shadow. I really did just mean people who do dumb shit on the internet all day. My apologies if it came across as universal.

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KenLV

Between this and the Zues trojan "present" to anonymous supports and it's the 2nd day in a row with LULZ for us!

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KevFed

i never was a fan of the way they were exploiting. they had so much malice behind their cause, fact is that most of them where claiming fame behind the "hacking". it wouldnt be so bad if they just exploited agencies, tipped everyone of the lack of security and wiped the information stolen. do they have to parade themselves with false glory and expose so much sensitive data? i feel like so much talent is lost in the dark side. atleast now, cyber security firms are getting more respect that they deserve. honestly, when website keep information in a text file, they're asking for trouble. it might cost money but it's not hard to encrypt data.

it wont be long until cyber warfare between countries will eventually emerge and these people "properly" identifying vulnerabilities could be the key to victory.

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Slugbait

The FBI noticed last July that Team Web Ninjas and Th3j35t3r had gotten the correct name for Sabu via Reverse Whois, but they didn't connect the dots correctly...they thought Sabu used Hector Monsegur as a disinformation technique...and they fingered some poor dude named Hugo Carvalho instead.

But the Feds knew it was only a matter of time before the dots would be connected correctly, so they made their move on Sabu right away.

Sure enough, Th3j35t3r figured it out in November, even posted a pic of Sabu. By that time, Sabu was working as a CI. Nobody thought Jester got it right...now anons are tweeting like crazy: some give Jester his props, but most are still slamming him.

I believe that Mike_Virus was the first to suspect that Sabu had been turned...after returning from a twitter "hiatus", Sabu offered him money to hack laurelai and Backtrace Security. Virus wisely found this offer to be too suspicious.

Ninjas' blog was wiped, not sure why yet. Jester's blog is still up.

Nakomis is still arrogantly tweeting. Hmmm...just like Sabu did after his "hiatus". You'd think he'd be working on a disc wipe and laying low...

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morefaster

Im not doubting your information Im just curios to how you get your information.

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Slugbait

The details surrounding doxing efforts that unmasked the name Hector Monsegur during Reverse Whois is detailed on Jester's blog. His blog also details in November his apologies to Hugo, which includes more details and pics showing that Hector was the actual real deal.

Foxnews.com (I know, I know...fauxnews. But it's almost credible this time) detailed how the FBI found out about the doxing of Sabu in June. What foxnews does not state is that Hector's name/address was only mentioned in the dox, while Jester and Ninjas believed Hugo was Sabu. So we can make an assumption: the feds know Jester and Ninjas are so damn close, they're going to figure it out sooner or later...do not hope for "later" and hit Hector immediately and get his cooperation.

About Nakomis...I simply checked his twitter feed.

The stuff about mike_virus comes from reading IRC logs at pastebin. Sabu also once tried using rudimentary (re: poor) psychology techniques to get Virus to reply in such a way as to create an impression for other anons that HE was a snitch, and thus throw suspicions off of Sabu. Virus didn't fall for it at all, he basically entered the IRC suspicious of Sabu before the convo even got started. Then Virus posted the convo at pastebin.

I've kinda been following this soap opera since Jester took down wikileaks and incurred the wrath of Anonymous. It's been good theatre.

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Morete

My, it's quiet on the pirate ship today. Anybody got a pin?

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bpstone

Let me make it clear, you are NOT anonymous when you are on the internet. Yes, it may be much harder for average for people to find your identity, but it is child's play for a trained and or experienced white hat. ;) Am I right Mr. Neufeldt?

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Neufeldt2002

Yes, you are correct.

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Ghostryderflyby

Hell yeah! Now pick a few more of them up. The hacks can claim all they want they are "helping" by identifying vulnerabilities, but if they were helping, they'd send the vulnerability to the company so they could fix it, not post everybody's personal info all over the web, or sell the credit card numbers to the highest bidder. That's called criminal enterprise, not helping.

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Neufeldt2002

Good, it is about time.

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