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  • Hector Xavier Monsegur arrives at court in New York for a sentencing hearing Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Monsegur, a prolific computer hacker who infiltrated the servers of major corporations, later switched sides to helped the U.S. government disrupt hundreds of cyberattacks on Congress, NASA and other sensitive targets, according to federal prosecutors. After his arrest and guilty plea in 2011, he faced more than two decades behind bars. But because of his cooperation, the sentence could be two years or less.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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