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"Watt, a 7-foot-tall software engineer who was working for Morgan Stanley at the time the hacks occurred, pleaded guilty in December to creating a sniffing program dubbed “blabla” that Gonzalez and others allegedly used to steal millions of credit and debit card numbers from TJX and other companies. He’s scheduled to be sentenced Monday, though his lawyer, Michael Farkas, told Threat Level this will likely be delayed.
“Stephen’s take on this is that he accepts responsibility for aiding people that he knew would commit wrongdoing,” Farkas tells Threat Level. “However, he is very disturbed by the government’s aggressive attempt to make him into more than what he is.”
"Though it’s unacknowledged by the prosecution and defense, Watt was once known in hacker circles as “Jim Jones” and “Unix Terrorist.” In the late 1990s and early 2000s, that hacker was part of a band of self-proclaimed black hats that opposed the publication of security vulnerabilities and resisted the hacking scene’s shift from recreational network intrusions to legitimate security research.
Under the rubric Project Mayhem, the gang managed to hack into the accounts of a number of prominent “white hat” hackers and publish their private files and e-mails. At the 2002 DefCon hacker conference, Watt took the stage with two friends to personally share some of the hacked e-mails.
In a profile in Phrack Magazine in 2007, “Unix Terrorist” reflected on the old days."
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