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Six Things You Didn't Know About Sabu, the LulzSec Leader-Turned-FBI-Informant

Hector Xavier Monsegur used to run legendary hacker group LulzSec. Today, we found out he works for the FBI. Everybody, say hello to Sabu.

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1. He's been working for the FBI for nearly six months

He tweeted this about his bosses just a few days ago, and less than a week before a half-dozen of his co-conspirators were hauled away in handcuffs, thanks in no small part due to information he provided.

According to Gawker, he took his new role to heart: In February, he was arrested for trying to pass himself off as a full-fledged FBI agent.

4. He's big into illegal street racing

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From his YouTube page: "This is the [Acura Integra] DA doing a small burnout and drive by. Stock DA's will eat niggas all day :)" There are dozens of these videos. Here's what he sounds like saying, "this bitch is sexy."

5. He worked at, or with, a cool nonprofit tech organization

Sabu often used an email address. Currently, the organization is working on an open-source tracking system for NYC buses.

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