As in our last report, we reported that Officials want mercy in sentencing of a former Anonymous hacker (Hector Xavier Monsegur) who turned out in FBI Agent from 2011 also knows as SABU.
Yes, Finally they achieved the goal, Yesterday, SABU was set free by a judge who credited him with helping prevent at least 300 such intrusions, including one on the U.S. Senate website.
Sabu helped them to disrupt at least 300 cyber-attacks on targets that included the U.S. military, Congress, the federal courts, NASA and private companies.
Sabu also helped the authorities to dismantle the biggest hacker group Anonymous, which lead them to the arrest of eight members of the Hacker group in Europe and the United States, including Jeremy Hammond, who is said to be the FBI’s Top ‘Cyber Criminal.’ Right now Hammond is serving a 10-year prison term.
After the revelation that SABU was a FBI authorized hacker, hacking community was totally shocked, on the other hand during his sentencing in a large ceremonial courtroom in New York filled with journalists and observers, US District Judge Loretta Preska repeatedly saluted his help as extraordinary.
“That personal characteristic of turning on a dime and doing good and not evil is the most important factor in this sentence,” said Preska.
“I assure you, I’m not the same person you saw three years ago,” Monsegur told the judge. “I’m ready to move on.”
SABU had previously served about seven months in prison, and the judge also sentenced home to a year of probation.
Have a look of SABU wearing a black shirt, khaki pants and wire-rim glasses :)
Sabu walks! https://t.co/egK8RdY0WU
— Daniel Stuckey (@danstuckey) May 27, 2014
Sabu’s real Face:
It was revealed in 2012 that Sabu, who was arrested in 2011, working for FBI in the world on computer hacking but the memorandum – submitted to Preska late Friday by the office of Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan – reveals the extent of his assistance.
A few months later after Sabu’s Bail, he made some ‘unauthorized online postings’ that revoked his bail and he was jailed for about seven months, then released in December 2012, after that he never made any unauthorized postings, said in documents.
The time Sabu was arrested:
At the time, when Sabu was arrested by the FBI in June 2011 and was questioned about his illegal online activities, he admitted all of them and agreed to work with FBI as online Govt. authorized hacker.
That night, he reviewed his computer files with the agents, and throughout the summer, he daily “provided, in real-time, information” that allowed the government to disrupt attacks and identify “vulnerabilities in significant computer systems,” the memo said.
“Working sometimes literally around the clock,” it added, “at the direction of law enforcement, Monsegur engaged his co-conspirators in online chats that were critical to confirming their identities and whereabouts.”