LulzSec Bust Reveals Government Runs Hacking Groups?

LulzSecKurt Nimmo writes on InfoWars:

The establishment media has characterized the leader of LulzSec ratting out his hacktivist comrades as betrayal, but the incident reveals something far more sinister – government is responsible for creating and unleashing computer hacker groups.

Hector Xavier Monsegur, said to be the leader of LulzSec, worked for the FBI, according to news reports. He was reportedly arrested in Puerto Rico last June, pleaded guilty to hacking charges, and then began working with the FBI — or so the cover story would have it. Monsequr, aka Sabu, decided what targets to attack and who would participate in the attacks, more than likely at the direction of this FBI handlers. It is believed he participated in the Anonymous effort to hack HBGary, the security firm that works closely with the CIA, NSA, FBI, and the Pentagon.

Sabu’s Lulz Security, commonly abbreviated as LulzSec, claimed responsibility for taking the CIA website offline. It also attacked Fox News, PBS, Sony, and a number of gamer sites. LulzSec claims to have hacked local InfraGard chapter sites, the organization affiliated with the FBI, and released the emails and passwords of a number of users of

LulzSec and Anonymous attacks have provided the government with an excuse to push their cyber security agenda and propaganda campaign, including the proposal for a “kill switch” that would have allowed Obama to shut down the internet (due to public outrage, the proposal was dropped from a House bill in February) …

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16 Comments on "LulzSec Bust Reveals Government Runs Hacking Groups?"

  1. Hadrian999 | Mar 6, 2012 at 8:13 pm |

    the fbi runs terrorist cells , running hacker groups is no real surprise

  2. The lack of release of any real damaging information from the alleged Stratfor hack is the proof here.  5 million emails and they’ve released 705…. sure thing, Mr. Assange ‘man with no background’ seemingly persecuted but nothing happens to him — here’s a heads up kiddies, if they really want you they take you – ask Kim Dotcom WHAT HAPPENS when you interfere in the money making process.
    I gotta feel sorry for most of the ‘anonymous’ types, they are/have always been ‘useful idiots’ helping to establish the system of repression by providing a convenient excuse due to their ‘threat’ which of course is nothing but a limited hangout.  These are MICIMOS operations, nothing but psyops and their net result will be a bit of contrived embarrassment at worst and ZERO at best.

  3. Haystack | Mar 6, 2012 at 9:35 pm |

    This article starts with the fact that Monsegur turned informant after his arrest, then just freely speculates that the FBI is therefore creating and operating hacker groups as part of an elaborate PsyOp. 

    The fact that LulzSec is used as a talking point by those who want expanded powers is not, by itself, meaningful evidence that they must also have orchestrated it. Any time anything happens, someone somehow benefits. You need more than just motive to prove a conspiracy. 

    That’s not to say that a conspiracy isn’t possible. Personally, though, if I were somebody at the FBI who wanted to scare the public into granting the go’vt new cyberterrorism powers, I’d invent something legitimately frightening to the average person and not just vandalize a bunch of web pages. 

    •  You are never an informant when you are the leader. Let’s stick to reality to be an informant or plant, you are there to help arrest the leader not be the leader.
      This whole pathetic affair stinks of an out of control agency, supposed upholders of the law so focused on promoting their own careers, they lost sight of the reality of who was actually instigating these crimes.
      I would think victims of this government led conspiracy have every right to sue the crap out of the FBI for all damages with penalties.
      The mind boggles, the FBI considered the crimes such non-crimes they bot only allowed them to occur they led the attacks (they controlled and monitored the leader of the group of supposed hackers). So the FBI spent tax payers dollars on pursuing crimes that they thought were so ‘er’ bad, they didn’t care if they were actually carried out, the whole thing is truly crazy.

      • Hadrian999 | Mar 7, 2012 at 12:24 am |

         the same thing happens in pretty much every terrorism bust the fbi makes, an fbi employee recruits and hires people to conduct an operation planned and supplied by the fbi then the fbi sweeps in and arrests these terrorists they created, makes you wonder if any successful attacks started the same way

        • Correct me if I’m wrong but did the FBI not admit that they allowed the WTC 1993 attack to go ahead?
          See: Emad Salem

      • To me it just sounds like they arrested the leader for crimes he was already committing, then blackmailed him into a sting operation. It doesn’t seem much different than how they would operate against a drug cartel, for example. 

        It would be different if he were an FBI agent from the get go, who went around recruiting people to do something they wouldn’t otherwise have done (i.e., like the bogus terrorism sweeps Hadrian mentions), but LulzSec was already active when he was arrested in June, wasn’t it? 

    • It is more likely that the article was written by someone who doesn’t know anything about the hacker community, or the history of the interactions of the hacker community and law enforcement.  Feds forcing high profile hackers to flip by turning in their associates in return for lower penalties or less prison time has been going on since the late 1970’s, the early 1980’s at the outside.  Sabu narking on the LulzSec folks isn’t anything new; in fact, I’m surprised it took this long to come to a head.

  4. InfiltratedSlacker | Mar 6, 2012 at 10:18 pm |

    If the government runs the hacking groups, why would they arrest their own members?  Just for LULZ?

  5. Anyone notice that every want to be terrorist is outfitted by the FBI???

    Then the rub; they announce to the public that they never were in danger.

    Now give up your rights so you may be protected..

    • Redacted | Mar 7, 2012 at 9:55 pm |

      Almost makes me wonder how many innocent people are sitting in Guantanamo. I said almost, I might end up there for thoughts like that.

  6. Oh really?

  7. BrianApocalypse | Mar 7, 2012 at 10:19 am |

     Typical knee-jerk infowars crap, interpreting events to fit with their perceived reality-tunnel rather than accept the more plausible explanation.

    Rather than working for the FBI all along, Sabu almost certainly was co-opted in return for some kind of deal to lessen the charges against him. This kind of thing has happened many times in the hacker community. When it comes down to brass tacks, most hackers will sell out their comrades in return for an easier life.

    I’m sure this will now be used as “evidence” that things like Anonymous were all planned by the government from the beginning or some such nonsense. Yet another conspiracy by dubious inference, rather than hard evidence.

  8. File in the Department of Duh under No Shit!

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