The much delayed sentencing of former LulzSec hacker-turned-FBI informant Hector “Sabu” Monsegur finally took place on Tuesday, when he received time served plus one year of supervised release with computer logging.
The penalty was handed down in federal court in New York, where recently filed court documents (PDF) show Monsegur has helped the feds disrupt more than 300 attacks against targets ranging from the US military to NASA, Congress to private companies. “The amount of loss prevented by Monsegur’s actions is difficult to fully quantify, but even a conservative estimate would yield a loss prevention figure in the millions of dollars,” the document stated.
Monsegur assisted in high-profile hacks of security firm HBGary and others as a member of LulzSec, a sect of Anonymous. He began cooperating with the FBI in June 2011 after his arrest at the Jacob Riis public housing complex in New York City. His work for the feds began immediately. Eventually Monsegur helped the government build cases against numerous Anonymous hackers, including Stratfor hacker Jeremy Hammond. He apparently also assisted the government in its investigation of Wikileaks.
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