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#Sabu is Still Cooperating with #FBI

In March, Sabu – the leader of the LulzSec collective – pleaded guilty to 12 offences which could in theory land him in jail for the next 124 years. He should have been sentenced today, on August 22, but the FBI asked the judge to postpone the decision for six months.

In case you’re wondering why, it’s because apparently Sabu (Hector Xavier Monsegur) is still cooperating with authorities, Wired reports.

“The Government respectfully submits this letter to request a six-month adjournment of the August 22, 2012, sentencing control date set in the above-captioned matter in light of the defendant’s ongoing cooperation with the Government. Pursuant to his cooperation agreement, the defendant consents to the requested adjournment,” the court document reads.

For now, the details of the agreement Monsegur has made with the FBI are unknown. He may simply be offering his expertise on hacking matters, or he might very well be working undercover in an attempt to expose the plans of active members of the Anonymous community. 

The 28-year-old caused quite a buzz after the world learned that the members of LulzSec were arrested because of him. Hacktivists have started naming him as an example when teaching new hackers how to avoid falling for the cyber traps set by police.   

In April, things got even more complicated. Monsegur refused to present himself before a judge because of the threats he had received. 

In the meantime, a number of hackers have attempted to take on the LulzSec name. Numerous videos were launched to announce the new groups, but nothing ever materialized. 

The ones who came closest to “continuing what the old hacker collective started” were LulzSec Reborn. They took credit for breaching dating site Military Singles, CSS Corp, and TweetGif.

Source:  @EduardKovacs via softpedia