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Hacker-turned-informant Sabu is a free man after N.Y. sentencing
Hacker-turned-informant Sabu is a free man after N.Y. sentencing

A judge Tuesday granted freedom to a computer hacker who helped Anonymous and other groups attack credit card companies, governments from Algeria to Zimbabwe, and media outlets -- including the Tribune Corp. -- but who turned government informant after his arrest. Hector Xavier Monsegur, 30, who became known among online followers as Sabu, could have received more than 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in August 2011 to 12 counts related to hacking, fraud and identity theft. But prosecutors, who said Monsegur immediately began cooperating with federal agents after his arrest in the spring of 2011, requested that he be sentenced to time he has served since then -- seven months in...

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