Sabu was a computer hacker and ringleader of the Anonymous offshoot group LulzSec. He was an unemployed computer hacker that lost his job at Limewire after it got hit with multiple lawsuits for copyright infringement. He received welfare and was the legal guardian of two young children. Prior to forming LulzSec he was a part of another collective called Internet Feds which was affiliated with Anonymous. He helped in an incident which e-mails were stolen from HBGary accounts. He helped in leaking passwords, altering several employees' Linkedln profiles and leaking a database of X Factor contestants containing contact information of 73,000 contestants. They claimed responsibility for several high profile attacks, including the compromise of user accounts from Sony Pictures in 2011. They also took down the CIA website offline. Now he is helping the FBi track down and gather evidence against his associates, tweeting misinformation and protecting the CIA among other government and financial institutions from hackers. He was charged with aggrevated identity theft and a two-year prison sentence to hang over his head if he did not help the FBI or CIA. They bribed him with his kids by telling him if he cooperated he can be with them. He pleaded guilty in August 11, 2011 to more than ten charges relating to his hacking activity. He did help take down the other high-level members of LulzSec and Anonymous. The FBI has provided him with a PC laptop to help take down other members. He currently works with the government to protect and prevent assault from hackers.