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Self-proclaimed Alleged LulzSec leader arrested by Australian Federal Police

Self-proclaimed Alleged LulzSec leader arrested by Australian Federal Police

April 24, 2013Mohit Kumar
A self-proclaimed leader of hacking group Lulzsec has been arrested in Sydney, know by online name " Aush0k ". Australian Federal Police confirmed they arrested the unnamed 24-year-old man from Point Clare yesterday.  The police allege that the man compromised and defaced a government website, triggering an investigation that led to his arrest. The man is reportedly a senior member of staff at a prominent Sydney IT firm, and used his position of trust within the company to get access to sensitive information. His knowledge and skills presented " a significant risk to the clients of the company for which he was employed had he continued his illegal online activities ," police said. He faces a maximum of 12 years in jail. AFP Commander Glen McEwen says " This man is known to international law enforcement and police will allege he was in a position of trust within the company with access to information from clients including government agencies ," It’s wo
Lulzsec hacker Sabu's sentencing postponed again

Lulzsec hacker Sabu's sentencing postponed again

February 22, 2013Mohit Kumar
Remember Hector Xavier Monsegur a.k.a Lulzsec hacker  Sabu ?  That  undercover   double agent working for the FBI. Once again Authorities abruptly postponed his sentencing due to his continued cooperation with the feds. All told, he faced a maximum time behind bars of 124 years associated with his guilty plea on ten counts of bank fraud and one count of identity theft. When he was a active member of LulzSec , the group hacked into sites belonging to the CIA, Serious Organised Crime Agency, Sony Pictures Europe and News International. " It's widely believed that Monsegur will receive a reduced sentence for signing a plea agreement and serving as an  informant " cnet said . Monsegur, an unemployed father of two, led the loosely organized group of hackers from his apartment in a public housing project in New York.
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