Adrian Lamo

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Adrian Lamo
Born(1981-02-20)February 20, 1981
DiedMarch 14, 2018(2018-03-14) (aged 37)[1]
Other namesAdrián Lamo, R. Adrián Lamo
Occupation(s)Threat analyst, journalist
Years active1999–2018
Organization2600 Magazine
Known forComputer hacking, reporting Chelsea Manning to the Army's Criminal Investigation Command
Notable workAppeared on Hackers Wanted, We Steal Secrets, Good Morning America, Democracy Now!, Aqui y Ahora, and other media outlets, including cover stories in Information Week and SF Weekly
TelevisionTechTV, KCRA Channel 3 News
TitleAssistant Director for Threat Intelligence
OpponentJulian Assange
Criminal penaltySix months of house arrest, ​2 12 years probation, $64,938 restitution
Criminal statusIn 2004, pleaded guilty to one felony count in SDNY to hacking The New York Times and Microsoft, and subsequently informed them and helped fix their security holes
Lauren Fisher
(m. 2007; div. 2011)

Adrian Lamo (February 20, 1981 – March 14, 2018) was an American threat analyst[2][3] and hacker.[4] Lamo was known for breaking into several high-profile computer networks, including those of The New York Times, Yahoo!, and Microsoft, culminating in his 2003 arrest.[5]

In 2010, Lamo reported U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning to Army criminal investigators,[6] claiming that Manning had leaked hundreds of thousands of sensitive U.S. government documents to WikiLeaks.[7][8]

Lamo died on March 14, 2018, in Wichita, Kansas, at the age of 37.[9] His body was identified at a morgue on March 16, when his death was publicly announced.[10] The cause is unknown.[10]

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  1. "Adrian Lamo, hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning to FBI, found dead". Fox News. March 16, 2018. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  2. "Adrian Lamo". The Guardian. January 3, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  3. Adrian Lamo (November 17, 2013). "Adrian Lamo on Facebook". Retrieved November 17, 2013.
  4. "Hacker Adrian Lamo testifies at WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning's court-martial". The Washington Post. June 4, 2013. Archived from the original on October 22, 2013. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  5. "Wired 12.04: The Homeless Hacker v. The New York Times". Retrieved August 25, 2013.
  6. "Alleged Army Whistleblower Felt "Isolated"". CBS News. July 7, 2010.
  7. Unattributed (December 11, 2010). "SEMANA | El Hacker Que Sabia Demasiado". SEMANA | Ideas Que Lideran. Archived from the original on May 25, 2016. Retrieved May 9, 2017 – via SEMANA original story. This is the story of Adrian Lamo, the cyber-pirate of Colombian origin who revealed to US authorities who leaked the information [about] WikiLeaks. [via Google Translate/]
  8. "Adrián Lamo's answer to Did Adrián Lamo ever help an Indian company or the Indian government?". Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  9. "Hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning to FBI, hacked Microsoft, dies in Wichita". Wichita Eagle. March 16, 2018. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Hacker who gave Wikileaks source dies". BBC News. March 16, 2018. Retrieved March 16, 2018.