A rival hacker has claimed to have revealed the identity of the high-profile Anonymous hacker Sabu.
A hacker using the the Twitter identity "the3j353t3r" -- the Jester to those that don't speak l33t -- has claimed to have discovered Sabu's identity. The rival hacker yesterday released documents alleging that Sabu is in reality Hugo Carvalho of Portugal.
The document bases its case on a series of chat logs that allegedly show Sabu letting slip information regarding his personal domain. The document then shows the Jester track the domain across the world to an entity called "Host Squadron" in Sao Marcos, Portugal -- which according to a slew of social network accounts is owned by Mr. Carvalho.
The Jester's latest "unmasking" isn't the first time would be cyber-vigilantes have claimed to have discovered Sabu's identity. The practice of unmasking the Anonymous AntiSec hacker has become something of an internet sport -- perhaps the equivalent of Elma Fudd chasing Bugs Bunny. There is even a joke parody site dedicated to the hacker-hunt.
Sabu has also on numerous occasions even taken delight in the online sport, reporting "Disinfo's my game" on the AnonymouSabu Twitter page. The tweet was later followed with a series of tweets regarding the Jester's latest claims reading: "OK You found me. I am Hugo. I am in Portugal. Next question is: Can you stop me? ;)" Followed today by, "The gobernment [sic] of Portugal will not extradite me."
On the flipside of this, the alleged real Hugo Carvalho reportedly emailed CNET denying that he is Sabu:
"I'm Hugo Carvalho, and the story behind me and this nick guy Sabu is a complete lie. Someone stole my photo from one of my Web sites and started to spread the rumor that I was affiliated with this hacking group."
The news comes just after Monsanto representatives confirmed that it had suffered a cyber attack on its network from Anonymous.