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Hector Monsegur

Hacker, Former Defacto Head of Anonymous and High Profile Federal Asset

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Hector Monsegur Biography

Anonymous is among the world's biggest online vigilante groups. Its members break into the computer systems of companies and governments. Hector Monsegur was one of the group's most effective operatives. He was instrumental in steering cyber-attacks on targets including Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Sony and the U.S. Senate. In 2011 he infiltrated the Tunisian government's Web site in support of protesters at the height of the Arab Spring. Later that year, he was apprehended after hacking into an FBI affiliate. He became an informant, allowing the government to log his actions as he engaged in hacking activities with his former piers. The FBI says he has helped them prevent more than 300 cyber- attacks in systems controlled by the military and NASA”. Charlie Rose

Better known by his online alias “Sabu”, Hector Monsegur is the most controversial hacker of this generation – both the brash voice behind the Anonymous/LulzSec hacker collectives as well as a Federal asset. Monsegur’s story is more tangled and complicated than many know. He grew up in the projects on the Lower East Side of New York in a family trapped in a world of poverty and drugs. His mother left him when he was young which led to a close relationship with the rest of his family and the eventual adoption of his two nieces whom he raised from when they were little girls. Trying to find a better life for himself and his nieces, Monsegur found that his computer skills could empower him far above his socioeconomic barriers and his 9th grade education – but also led him into the dark world of hacking. Monsegur ruled the “hacktivist” scene breaching targets almost daily – from Nintendo, to News Corp, to Middle Eastern governments to the very security firms supposedly protecting against hackers like him. That is until the FBI closed in...

Threatened with his nieces being taken away from him, Hector began to cooperate with the FBI providing them intelligence on vulnerabilities in order to prevent future hacks as Anonymous rampaged through hundreds of targets. In light of his cooperation and the many threats he and his family faced afterwards -- his eventual prison sentence was reduced to the seven months pre-trial detention time he had served along with house arrest and probation.

Monsegur has now exchanged his hacker “black-hat” with a “white-hat”. He has helped the FBI prevent some of the same kinds of cyberattacks he himself had helped orchestrate. Now, as a white-hat hacker he is helping the cybersecurity industry protect their clients. He uses his skills by penetrating the networks of major retailers, credit card companies and dozens of others by helping find their cyber vulnerabilities... be it trojan horses, phishing attacks, or weak password protected wi-fi networks. “I’m not ex-LuzSec, I’m not ex-FBI, I’m a security researcher,” says Monsegur. “Sabu was a character. That man doesn’t exist anymore. The person sitting in front of you today is all about business, taking care of his family, paying bills.” Determined to utilize his talents, Monsegur is now Director of Assessment Services at Rhino Security Labs, with large corporations and governments as his clients, while developing a book and film on his life. Monsegur refused to let his difficult childhood stop him – and wants to help others growing up like him see computer skills as a way to rise above their place in life – to not fall into the dark world of hacking – but to use their empowering skills for the good of others.

Speaking Topics
  • From High School drop out to Hacker to FBI informant autobiographical lecture

    6 months of high school, 8 months as informant, 20 years hacking

    Why I was called the defacto head of Anonymous: Hint: Wired/Vice/ARS Technica

    Inditements for PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, Federal contractors, Tunisia, Algeria, Zimbabwe, FBI Non Profits, Bethesda (Gaming Company), Nintendo, US Senate, PBS/Frontline

    Getting caught

    A walk through what a FBI Inditement looks like, and what to do when you get yours.

    Bringing dictatorships to its knees and fueling The Arab Spring

    Dealing with Wikileaks and Julian Assange

    My definition of an “informant” ain’t your definition

    From Black Hat to White Black: My life today

  • The Hackers Manifesto: The A-Z on hacking

    History of hacking

    What makes hacking appealing to people

    Choosing targets

    Hacktavisim: Hacking for a good cause

    Infamy: I’m not a geek, dude.

    Snowden

    Wikileaks

    Anonymous

    Spying on those who spy on you: State Sponsored Hacking

    Greatest hacks and how they were done: Sony, Tunisia, Visa/MasterCard, US Government, and the ones you never heard of.

    Hack Olympics: The quest to out do your peers

    How hacking tools work: Hackers Hardware and software

    The history of hacking as told through the top 10 hacks done to date.

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Hacker, Former Defacto Head of Anonymous and High Profile Federal Asset

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Hector Monsegur Biography

Anonymous is among the world's biggest online vigilante groups. Its members break into the computer systems of companies and governments. Hector Monsegur was one of the group's most effective operatives. He was instrumental in steering cyber-attacks on targets including Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Sony and the U.S. Senate. In 2011 he infiltrated the Tunisian government's Web site in support of protesters at the height of the Arab Spring. Later that year, he was apprehended after hacking into an FBI affiliate. He became an informant, allowing the government to log his actions as he engaged in hacking activities with his former piers. The FBI says he has helped them prevent more than 300 cyber- attacks in systems controlled by the military and NASA”. Charlie Rose

Better known by his online alias “Sabu”, Hector Monsegur is the most controversial hacker of this generation – both the brash voice behind the Anonymous/LulzSec hacker collectives as well as a Federal asset. Monsegur’s story is more tangled and complicated than many know. He grew up in the projects on the Lower East Side of New York in a family trapped in a world of poverty and drugs. His mother left him when he was young which led to a close relationship with the rest of his family and the eventual adoption of his two nieces whom he raised from when they were little girls. Trying to find a better life for himself and his nieces, Monsegur found that his computer skills could empower him far above his socioeconomic barriers and his 9th grade education – but also led him into the dark world of hacking. Monsegur ruled the “hacktivist” scene breaching targets almost daily – from Nintendo, to News Corp, to Middle Eastern governments to the very security firms supposedly protecting against hackers like him. That is until the FBI closed in...

Threatened with his nieces being taken away from him, Hector began to cooperate with the FBI providing them intelligence on vulnerabilities in order to prevent future hacks as Anonymous rampaged through hundreds of targets. In light of his cooperation and the many threats he and his family faced afterwards -- his eventual prison sentence was reduced to the seven months pre-trial detention time he had served along with house arrest and probation.

Monsegur has now exchanged his hacker “black-hat” with a “white-hat”. He has helped the FBI prevent some of the same kinds of cyberattacks he himself had helped orchestrate. Now, as a white-hat hacker he is helping the cybersecurity industry protect their clients. He uses his skills by penetrating the networks of major retailers, credit card companies and dozens of others by helping find their cyber vulnerabilities... be it trojan horses, phishing attacks, or weak password protected wi-fi networks. “I’m not ex-LuzSec, I’m not ex-FBI, I’m a security researcher,” says Monsegur. “Sabu was a character. That man doesn’t exist anymore. The person sitting in front of you today is all about business, taking care of his family, paying bills.” Determined to utilize his talents, Monsegur is now Director of Assessment Services at Rhino Security Labs, with large corporations and governments as his clients, while developing a book and film on his life. Monsegur refused to let his difficult childhood stop him – and wants to help others growing up like him see computer skills as a way to rise above their place in life – to not fall into the dark world of hacking – but to use their empowering skills for the good of others.

Hector Monsegur Speaking Topics

  • From High School drop out to Hacker to FBI informant autobiographical lecture

    6 months of high school, 8 months as informant, 20 years hacking

    Why I was called the defacto head of Anonymous: Hint: Wired/Vice/ARS Technica

    Inditements for PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, Federal contractors, Tunisia, Algeria, Zimbabwe, FBI Non Profits, Bethesda (Gaming Company), Nintendo, US Senate, PBS/Frontline

    Getting caught

    A walk through what a FBI Inditement looks like, and what to do when you get yours.

    Bringing dictatorships to its knees and fueling The Arab Spring

    Dealing with Wikileaks and Julian Assange

    My definition of an “informant” ain’t your definition

    From Black Hat to White Black: My life today

  • The Hackers Manifesto: The A-Z on hacking

    History of hacking

    What makes hacking appealing to people

    Choosing targets

    Hacktavisim: Hacking for a good cause

    Infamy: I’m not a geek, dude.

    Snowden

    Wikileaks

    Anonymous

    Spying on those who spy on you: State Sponsored Hacking

    Greatest hacks and how they were done: Sony, Tunisia, Visa/MasterCard, US Government, and the ones you never heard of.

    Hack Olympics: The quest to out do your peers

    How hacking tools work: Hackers Hardware and software

    The history of hacking as told through the top 10 hacks done to date.

Hector Monsegur Videos

  • CNET News - Hector Monsegur interview part 2: Operation Tunisia ...
  • Anonymous' Hector Monsegur interview # 3: Tells how easy it is to ...
  • Former Anonymous hacker Hector Monsegur on future plans ...

FAQs on booking Hector Monsegur

  • How to book Hector Monsegur?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Hector Monsegur for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Hector Monsegur, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Hector Monsegur or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Hector Monsegur?

    Booking fees for Hector Monsegur, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Hector Monsegur, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Hector Monsegur?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Hector Monsegur for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Hector Monsegur for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Hector Monsegur or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Hector Monsegur or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Hector Monsegur is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as From High School drop out to Hacker to FBI informant autobiographical lecture and The Hackers Manifesto: The A-Z on hacking. The estimated speaking fee range to book Hector Monsegur for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Hector Monsegur generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Brett Johnson, Keren Elazari, Brian Krebs, Kevin Mitnick and Pablos Holman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Hector Monsegur for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Hector Monsegur Speaking Topics

  • From High School drop out to Hacker to FBI informant autobiographical lecture

    6 months of high school, 8 months as informant, 20 years hacking

    Why I was called the defacto head of Anonymous: Hint: Wired/Vice/ARS Technica

    Inditements for PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, Federal contractors, Tunisia, Algeria, Zimbabwe, FBI Non Profits, Bethesda (Gaming Company), Nintendo, US Senate, PBS/Frontline

    Getting caught

    A walk through what a FBI Inditement looks like, and what to do when you get yours.

    Bringing dictatorships to its knees and fueling The Arab Spring

    Dealing with Wikileaks and Julian Assange

    My definition of an “informant” ain’t your definition

    From Black Hat to White Black: My life today

  • The Hackers Manifesto: The A-Z on hacking

    History of hacking

    What makes hacking appealing to people

    Choosing targets

    Hacktavisim: Hacking for a good cause

    Infamy: I’m not a geek, dude.

    Snowden

    Wikileaks

    Anonymous

    Spying on those who spy on you: State Sponsored Hacking

    Greatest hacks and how they were done: Sony, Tunisia, Visa/MasterCard, US Government, and the ones you never heard of.

    Hack Olympics: The quest to out do your peers

    How hacking tools work: Hackers Hardware and software

    The history of hacking as told through the top 10 hacks done to date.

Hector Monsegur Speaker Videos

  • CNET News - Hector Monsegur interview part 2: Operation Tunisia ...
    Anonymous' Hector Monsegur interview # 3: Tells how easy it is to ...
  • Former Anonymous hacker Hector Monsegur on future plans ...
    CNET News - Hector Monsegur interview part 3: Sony's hack and ...
  • CNET News - Hector Monsegur interview part 1: Sabu speaks about ...
    The Next Step - Hector Monsegur - YouTube

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