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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.

Posted on March 6, 2012, at 12:05 p.m. ET

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.

2. He went to New York City's best public high school


Stuyvesant High class of 2001 REPRESENT!

3. Now he lives in this public housing block in NYC's Alphabet City

He's also got two kids.

4. He's big into illegal street racing

View this video on YouTube

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.

6. He's apparently the X Factor's biggest fan

He couldn't even wait for the new season to start, according to his indictment. (This was actually part of one of LulzSec's hacking campaigns.)

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.