Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Activists, Law Enforcement Face Off on Eve of 'American Spring'

It’s been an extraordinarily busy few months for the FBI and cyber-related task forces. The arrests of several prominent hackers associated with Anonymous have had the hacker collective pointing fingers at suspected “snitches” on the inside and lowering their profiles in recent months. But as Occupy gears up for its American Spring, Anons are trying to gain footing again and mobilize for the cause.

Still, the collective will be doing so without several of its champions.

You’ll recall that on March 6, 2012, an unsealed indictment revealed that “Sabu”  – a key member of the Anonymous offshoot LulzSec – had become an FBI informant, sending much of the hacktivist universe into a tailspin.

Sabu, whose real name is Hector Xavier Monsegur, was arrested on June 7, 2011.  As part of a confidential plea deal, divulged only to a judge and several other officials in a secret bail hearing on August 5, 2011, Sabu worked with government agents for nearly a year to expose several of his fellow LulzSec cohorts.

While many individual arrests of Anonymous hackers have taken place, one begins to see the bigger picture when recent events are viewed collectively.

And there is this...

Anonymous: Revolution 2012

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