Friday, March 9, 2012

Hacker Sabu was a plant

When the photos of this bulbous clown "Sabu" started appearing on the web, his bloated, grotesque visage suggested nothing more emphatically than the utter shamelessness of a person who'd entrap others for his own profit. As they days went on, the story crystallized thus:
Hacker Sabu Worked Nonstop As Government Informer - Security - Vulnerabilities and threats - Informationweek: "According to court transcripts unsealed Thursday, Hector Xavier Monsegur, 28, better known as the hacktivist group LulzSec's leader Sabu, quickly turned model informant after being busted by two FBI agents.
"The defendant has literally worked around the clock with federal agents. He has been staying up sometimes all night engaging in conversations with co-conspirators that are helping the government to build cases against those co-conspirators," Assistant U.S. Attorney James Pastore told U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska at a court hearing on August 5, according to news reports."
Now, to us this repugnant individual seems little more than a government agent who insinuated himself with a talented but restless group of young hackers, and using the resources of the government commenced a grand conspiracy that would ultimately ensnare all the pliable and guileless cybernerds in a campaign of high-profile but ultimately harmless pranksterism that could later be parlayed into more money for the government's anti-terror bureaucracy and its attendant hangers-on in private industry.

Sabu's alleged enthusiasm for joining with his captors and joining the cyber-vigilante crusade is not the act of a true believer in anything but the power of positive con-artistry. From his position as the government's number one tool for entrapping these unwise and unwitting youngsters, Sabu has assured himself of a lucrative payday today, as well as future gigs on the frontline of the anti-terror dog-and-pony show.

Welcome, USA's newest millionaire!

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