Hacker who told all walks free

Judge cites ‘extraordinary’ help stopping cyberattacks

Posted: May 28, 2014 at 5:39 a.m.

Hector Xavier Monsegur (center) arrives at his sentencing hearing Tuesday in New York with members of his legal team.

A former Anonymous hacker who faced 26 years in prison for staging global cyberattacks was set free by a judge who credited him with helping prevent at least 300 such intrusions, including one on the U.S. Senate website.

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