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'Homeless hacker' may surrender to FBI

Adrian Lamo, the so-called homeless hacker who claims responsibility for a series of high-profile electronic intrusions over the last two years, is negotiating with the FBI to surrender over criminal charges. Lamo, 22, said his attorney is talking with the U.S. Attorney’s office in New York City over unspecified allegations of criminal misconduct. On Thursday, FBI agents showed up at his parents’ home in Sacramento, Calif., Lamo said in a telephone interview Friday evening, during which he would not disclose his location. “(The FBI agents) went to my parents’ house to try to find me there,” Lamo said. “Since then, I’ve been told they’re looking for me. But I’ve had no direct contact with them.” Mary French, a deputy public defender in Sacramento who is representing Lamo, provided a statement that said: “We have confirmed that there is a sealed complaint from the Southern District of New York and a federal arrest warrant for (Lamo).” Lamo, whose brazen exploits, media savvy and rootless lifestyle have made him something of a legend in hacker circles, indicated that he’s willing to give himself up after he learns what the charges against him are. “I wanted to know more about the counts against me, before I agreed to surrender to face them,” he said. Full Story

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