Government recommends seven months in prison for LulzSec leader turned FBI informant

Former top LulzSec leader Hector Xavier Monsegur — better known by his pseudonym “Sabu” — will be sentenced in federal court on Tuesday, and the government is looking to reward the hacker for his cooperation with the FBI. US prosecutors are recommending a sentence of “time served” for Monsegur. If the court follows the prosecution’s recommendation, Monsegur will see no more time in prison other than the 7 months he already served in 2012.

The hacker worked with the FBI to identify and build cases against other LulzSec and Anonymous members, and, according to the government’s statement filed in court this week, his information directly led to the arrest and convictions of eight others involved in large-scale illegal attacks on sites like…

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