Adrian Lamo, the hacker who turned Chelsea Manning in to the FBI for leaking classified government documents on Wikileaks, has died . . .
‘With great sadness and a broken heart I have to let know all of Adrian’s friends and acquaintances that he is dead,’ Mario Lamo posted. ‘A bright mind and compassionate soul is gone, he was my beloved son.’ . . .
Kate Flavin, a spokeswoman for Sedgwick County’s regional forensic science center told Business Insider that an autopsy is being conducted and will determine the cause of death . . .
Lamo became a star in the hacker community, but that all changed a few years later when he outed former US Army soldier Chelsea Manning as the person who dumped thousands of classified government documents on WikiLeaks.
Lamo and Manning struck up a friendship online in 2010. Manning, who was going by the name Bradley at the time before transitioning into a female, confided in Lamo that [he] had copies of thousands of documents the US government wanted to remain classified. (Read more from “Hacker Who Turned in ‘Chelsea’ Manning Mysteriously Dies at 37” HERE)