Memoir of a Former Black HatHector Monsegur on Making the Transition From Hacktivist to Researcher
Why trust a former black hat? Hector Monsegur, a former member of LulzSec, describes his transition from hacktivist to researcher.
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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Fraud Summit in New York, Monsegur discusses:
- The motivation for becoming a black hat hacker;
- The FBI offer he couldn't refuse;
- Why reformed black hat hackers should be trusted.
Monsegur brings a unique perspective from decades of offensive experience and a desire to make an impact in client security. In his role as a security researcher with Rhino Security Labs, he has identified zero-day vulnerabilities and contributed to dozens of tools.