Below we try to explain every details about how US used Anonymous hackers.
It is claimed by the Startfor hacker Jeremy Hammond that the “FBI” used the convicted hacker Hector Monsegur, better knows as sabu to coordinate attacks against foreign governments.
Hammond wrote a statement in prison while awaiting trial, he wrote:
“It is widely known that Sabu was used to build cases against a number of hackers, including myself. What many do not know is that Sabu was also used by his handlers to facilitate the hacking of targets of the government’s choosing – including numerous websites belonging to foreign governments.”
“What the US could not accomplish legally, it used Sabu, and by extension, me and my co-defendants, to accomplish illegally. The questions that should be asked today go way beyond what an appropriate sentence for Sabu might be:
“Why was the US using us to infiltrate the private networks of foreign governments? What are they doing with the information we stole? And will anyone in our government ever be held accountable for these crimes?”
The statement above by Hammond came just before US Law enforcement agency, FBI claimed “Victory” over the hacking group Anonymous and said “We have Dismantled Anonymous” because most of its “largest players” have been arrested or detained by them.
“All of these guys [arrested] were major players in the Anonymous movement, and a lot of people looked to them just because of what they did,” Austin Berglas, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI’s cyber division in New York, told the Huffington Post.
And after the statement by FBI that they have cut anonymous in pieces or dismantled them, Anonymous hacked:
- FBI Internal server and dumped large amounts of data
- Details of All US Federal Reserve Bank Employees and leaked
After the hacks, FBI said:
“The movement is still there, and they’re still yacking on Twitter and posting things, but you don’t hear about these guys coming forward with those large breaches,” he said. “It’s just not happening, and that’s because of the dismantlement of the largest players.”
In the meantime, the sentencing of hacker Sabu has been delayed for the second time this year. Facing up to 124 years in prison, he is expected to receive a lighter sentence as a result of his cooperation with the FBI.
He will now be sentenced on 25 October.