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LulzSec Hacker

Sentenced

How Dare You Expose 'X Factor' Contestants!!!

5/27/2014 11:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0527_hector-monsegur_anonymous_gettyOne of the most prolific hackers of the last decade has just been sentenced ... after breaking into computer systems and stealing a bunch of confidential data relating to more than 70,000 "X Factor" contestants.

30-year-old Hector Monsegur -- a member of the famed LulzSec hacker ring -- was sentenced Tuesday to in New York to time served (7 months) plus one year of supervised release. His sentence was reduced after he helped the Feds nail a bunch of his cohorts.

Monsegur pled guilty in 2011 to computer hacking, conspiracy, fraud, and a bunch of other stuff.

The 2011 "X Factor" job was just one of his crimes -- Monsegur was also involved in cyber attacks on Visa, PayPal, Mastercard, and several foreign government computer systems.

Meanwhile, Simon Cowell is still rich.

34 COMMENTS

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1.

Mike L    

His internet privileges should be revoked forever. Hackers are the lowest form of crap on Earth, even lower than paparazzi.

98 days ago
2.

H8Kardash    

Anybody that uses that dumb anonymous mask logo is a complete douchebag

98 days ago
3.

Sieron    

X factor is still on the air? There's your headline

98 days ago
4.

Lisa    

Rat.

98 days ago
5.

pudge facker    

Forrest Whitaker will play him in the movie adaptation.

98 days ago
6.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Snitch

98 days ago
7.

tgrfan42069    

in other words he will be working in an fbi office as a reformed hacker soon

98 days ago
8.

Usagi-chan    

He looks terrible for only 30 years old.

98 days ago
9.

Nobledrewali    

Not much time.

98 days ago
10.

Sandi    

And the banksters go to jail when?

Talk about skewed priorities

98 days ago
11.

verlinda    

He pleaded guilty in 2011, and just being sentenced to 7 months.....smh

98 days ago
12.

Patrick     

Snitches get stitches.

98 days ago
13.

zombie    

How lame. Hacking damn XFACTOR contestants? FAIL!

98 days ago
14.

cmg    

Ahh another piece of work. He will back at it just watch.

98 days ago
15.

Nene     

Look like the type.

98 days ago
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