LulzSec Leader Turns In Members To FBI, Arrests Made

by Matt Helgeson on Mar 06, 2012 at 06:33 AM

An FBI official claims, "We're chopping the head off LulzSec," according to a new report published by Fox News.

Apparently, five members of LulzSec, the group that had conducted attacks on games like Eve Online, League of Legends, Minecraft, and had even managed to compromise Xbox Live member information, were arrested. Two of the five have been charged with conspiracy.

According the Fox News, the information regarding the members came from LulzSec's leader, known on the Internet as "Sabu." His real name is Hector Xavier Monsegur (pictured above), a 28-year-old father of two from New York. The article says Monsegur "allegedly commanded a loosely organized, international team of perhaps thousands of hackers from his nerve center in a public housing project on New York’s Lower East Side."

A source told Fox that Monsegur had been arrested by the FBI some time ago and had subsequently worked as an informant against other members of LulzSec. The members arrested are: Ryan Ackroyd, aka “Kayla” and Jake Davis, aka “Topiary,” both of London; Darren Martyn, aka “pwnsauce” and Donncha O’Cearrbhail, aka “palladium,” both of Ireland; and Jeremy Hammond aka “Anarchaos,” of Chicago.

Source: Fox News via Kotaku