FBI double agent linked to overseas hacks against Iranian and Syrian governments | ITProPortal.com

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Having turned informant for the FBI, the hacker, real name Hector Xavier Monsegur, aided the agency in tracking down and identifying other prominent members of the Anonymous network.

Now, documents uncovered by The New York Times have revealed that he may have been painting a target on other government’s websites, particularly those of Iran, Pakistan and Syria.

The new documents show that Monsegur had been recruiting Anonymous members to do the US government’s work for it, though it is unclear if this was at the FBI’s request. The target list supplied by Monsegur to his recruits, according to The New York Times, contained more than 2,000 internet domains.

While working for the FBI he played a major role in the Anonymous attack on intelligence company Stratfor, his testimony secured a 10-year prison sentence for fellow hacktivist Jeremy Hammond.

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