Hacker helped stop 300 cyberattacks

Arrested in 2011, man acted as mole for U.S. in taking down cybercriminals

Posted: May 25, 2014 at 5:05 a.m.

A prominent hacker set to be sentenced in federal court this week for breaking into numerous computer systems worldwide has provided a trove of information to the authorities, allowing them to disrupt at least 300 cyberattacks on targets that included the U.S. military, Congress, the federal courts, NASA and private companies, according to a newly filed government court document.

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