LulzSec turncoat pretended to be an FBI agent

LulzSec turncoat Hector Monsegnur (better known by the handle 'Sabu') was apparently arrested last month after impersonating an FBI agent, according to Gawker. Apparently he was approached by a police officer regarding an unrelated matter, but when the officer asked to see his ID, Sabu responded by saying, “My name is Boo. They call me Boo. Relax. I'm a federal agent. I am an agent of the federal government.” Yep.

Gawker speculates that the officer might have misheard 'Boo' for 'Sabu,' and they also propose that he was attempting to use his snitch status to get out of whatever trouble he was in. We would throw the idea out there that it's a possibility that Mr. Monsegnur may have been enjoying some very fine controlled substances at the time, but since he wasn't charged, we guess that he just says stuff like that.

Since he couldn't produce any kind of official ID, the officer contacted the FBI, who denied any relationship with Sabu. In the end he got slammed with a misdemeanor, second degree criminal impersonation. Chances are, though, that his snitch status will get him out of all those other serious charges he would normally be facing from the FBI. Go figure.

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And how can he call himself an agent of the FBI? He should be behind bars. I think our entire justice system is corrupt, that's can be the only explanation for this bs.

Sabu better be serving the longest jail time over what he has done. Why arrest the other lulzsec members for more time when Sabu was the leader. Just because he has kids means absolutely nothing. This is our ridiculous injustice system at work.

So the whole troupe has got chained because this guy failed AFK and then became afraid of Bubba.

No doubt FBI are ****ing their pants in joy. However, I, for one, would have preferred governments cooperating in tracing the actual attacks to make those numerous cybersec divisions worth their while.

LulzSec did (repeatedly) prove that the security of various high-profile websites is questionable at best. Writings were made on the walls, heads were supposed to be dancing on the shoulders of those responsible for securing things. Nothing happened. And nothing is happily continuing to happen.

neufuse said,
just proves these hackers just want attention, its not for "good" it's just to inflate their you know what.....

Bouncy Castle?

neufuse said,
just proves these hackers just want attention, its not for "good" it's just to inflate their you know what.....

Wacky waving inflatable arm-flailing tubemen?

WP7 said,

If you're talking about how this article was worded then yes I agree

No I'm talking about the person the article is about.

"We would throw the idea out there that it's a possibility that Mr. Monsegnur may have been enjoying some very fine controlled substances at the time, but since he wasn't charged, we guess that he just says stuff like that."

I read this as
"Mr. Monsegnur may have been enjoying some very fine controlled substances at the time, but since he wasn't charged, we guessed that he just says "snuff" like that".

lol'd to myself.

Based on the phrasing used in this article, it sounds like someone's butthurt that his heroes are being rounded up and arrested.

Tweaky Nippleton said,
Based on the phrasing used in this article, it sounds like someone's butthurt that his heroes are being rounded up and arrested.

Actually the article seems to be mocking this guy... not defending him. Not sure where you're getting that from

no-sweat said,

Actually the article seems to be mocking this guy... not defending him. Not sure where you're getting that from

I realize he's mocking this guy. Journalistic integrity when reporting the news aside, he seems ****ed that this guy turned in the others.

Tweaky Nippleton said,

I realize he's mocking this guy. Journalistic integrity when reporting the news aside, he seems ****ed that this guy turned in the others.

Not really, I just thought it was a little bit humorous - the FBI part, I mean. As far as him turning people in, I'm sure it's bad for them, but I don't have much of a personal stance one way or the other.