In Pictures: The most mortifying moments in IT security history

From Lockheed Martin and HBGary Federal to the US government and Cornell University, no one is immune to humiliating security glitches

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“Relax. I am a federal agent. I am an agent of the federal government.” – what LulzSec hacker group leader Hector Xavier Monsegur, alias “Sabu,” said to the New York City police when stopped by them on Feb. 3, 2012 on New York’s Lower East Side, just a month before the FBI revealed that Monsegur had in fact turned FBI informant after they got him to plead guilty to a string of crimes, including the HBGary break-in, Sony Pictures Entertainment and others.

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