Hacker arrested in NYC cooperated from Day 1

Mar 08, 2012 By DAVID B. CARUSO , Associated Press

(AP) -- An elite computer hacker who stunned fellow Internet saboteurs by becoming an FBI informant didn't put up any resistance when agents first knocked on his door.

Court papers made public Thursday reveal that Hector Xavier Monsegur (HAH'-vee-ehr MAHN'-see-gur) began cooperating with investigators immediately.

FBI agents arrested him at 10:15 p.m. on June 7. By the next day, had told a judge that Monsegur had given them "detailed information" on other hackers.

Over the next few months he worked around the clock with agents to identify cyber-attacks before they happened.

Prosecutors said that by August, he had worked with the FBI to "patch" 150 vulnerabilities in computer systems being eyed by hackers.

Monsegur's cooperation led to being filed against five other hackers this week.

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Skepticus
3 / 5 (2) Mar 08, 2012
An elite computer hacker who stunned fellow Internet saboteurs by becoming an FBI informant didn't put up any resistance when agents first knocked on his door, and threatened him that he would never, ever see his children again if he does not "cooperate".

All FBI agents involved in the raid are trained by Chinese Security on interrogation and coercion methods for the quickest conviction.
hjbasutu
1 / 5 (1) Mar 09, 2012
Skepticus you are really skeptical my friend..
jalmy
1 / 5 (1) Mar 09, 2012
WoW this guy rolled over faster than Linday Lohan after smoking a crack rock.