LulzSec members arrested after leader snitches on them: report

The suspected mastermind of the LulzSec hacker group has reportedly confessed to their alleged crimes and helped authorities arrest and build a case against his fellow cyber criminals.

Unsealed court papers filed in New York City indicate that HectorXavier Monsegur, charged with conspiracy to engage in computer hacking,cooperated with government officials in the case, BBC News reportedtoday. The group, which is linked to the hacktivist group Anonymous, hasclaimed responsibility for cyber attacks against eBay and SonyPictures.

The revelation comes following the arrest of other alleged LulzSecmembers: five in Ireland and at least three in the U.S. Charges againsttwo more suspects are expected to be made public soon.

Fox News reported recently that a leading LulzSec member has beenhelping the FBI gather evidence against hisassociates.

“This is devastating to the organization…we’re chopping off the head ofLulzSec,” Fox quoted one FBI official as saying.

Anonymous posted an audio recording last month of an apparent phoneconversation between Scotland Yard police and FBI agents talking abouttheir case against LulzSec hackers.

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