'I'm past the point of no return': inside Sabu's world before becoming FBI informant
At the large public housing project in New York City where he lived, outsiders knew him as a quiet family man. But federal prosecutors say Hector Xavier Monsegur was an internet saboteur known as Sabu.
During the Arab spring, prosecutors say he hacked into government websites in Tunisia, Yemen and Algeria. He helped coordinate attacks on credit card companies after they refused to accept donations to Wikileaks. Then, they said, he added another layer to the subterfuge by informing on his accomplices after he was caught by the FBI last spring.
His cooperation led to charges filed on Tuesday against five people in the United States, Scotland, Ireland and England, including one other American, Jeremy Hammond, a 27-year-old from Chicago. Monsegur's New York neighbours said that after his father and an aunt went to jail for drug dealing, the 28-year-old took over the job of raising his two young nieces.
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