Hacker becomes informant and goes free
May 28 , 2014
Hector Monsegur is probably hated by all hackers, but that is what resulted in his freedom. A judge recently let the 30-year-old walk free after he served 7 months in prison.
Media reports indicate that the man was originally sentenced to 26 years behind the bars, but he turned into an informant after his arrest and provided all information to the authorities.
"I assure you I will not be back in this courtroom." he said. "I'm not the same person you saw three years ago." The judge acknowledged his assistance with the effort to stop 300 hacks and helping the feds bust a high-profile hacker in the US.