Authorities today arrested three people allegedly affiliated with LulzSec, Anonymous, and Antisec because a fellow group member turned informant. Two others were also charged.\n\tHector Xavier Monsegur, the alleged former leader of LulzSec who went by the code name \u201cSabu,\u201d rolled over on his comrades after being arrested last August. Arrested or charged were Ryan Ackroyd, aka \u201cKayla\u201d and Jake Davis, aka \u201cTopiary,\u201d both of London; Darren Martyn, aka \u201cpwnsauce\u201d and Donncha O\u2019Cearrbhail, aka \u201cpalladium,\u201d both of Ireland; and Jeremy Hammond aka \u201cAnarchaos,\u201d of Chicago.\n\tThose arrested are among the de facto leadership of Anonymous and LulzSec, or Lulz Security, according to Barrett Brown, an informal Anonymous spokesman, whose apartment in Dallas was raided this morning. Brown said, \u201cAnonymous will go forward as usual. So will I. We hired an army of lawyers last January. We are prepared for a big slug-out.\u201d\n\tOne of those arrested today was apparently the person who recorded a call among law-enforcement agencies discussing how to go after the hacker groups. The call may have been part of a sting operation but the FBI hasn\u2019t confirmed or denied that yet. If you run into an FBI agent trying not to giggle then I would take that as confirmation.\n\tThe FBI played this thing to the hilt until the very end. Yesterday the\u00a0Twitter account allegedly run by "Sabu"\u00a0tweeted "The federal government is run by a bunch of fucking cowards. Don't give in to these people. Fight back. Stay strong."\n\tAny prospective black hat hackers out there would do well to remember the timeless advice: Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead. Trusting a crook is about as smart as marrying someone who cheated on his or last spouse. \u00a0In fact, black hat supporters would be well advised to remember this as well because \u2026\n\tSymantec announced today that thousands of people who downloaded the Slowloris tool to support a recent DDoS attack by Anonymous may have infected themselves with the Zeus banking Trojan. While the downloaded program will carry out the distributed attacks, it also steals users' online banking credentials, webmail logins, and cookies.\n\tTry not to be too surprised.