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Fed computers hijacked in Swartz tribute
Boston Herald ^ | January 27, 2013 | By Erin Smith

Posted on 01/26/2013 10:33:33 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs

Anonymous, a band of online vigilante activists, has turned its ire on the U.S. Department of Justice, threatening to release secret, internal documents the group hacked in memory of Aaron Swartz, the Internet prodigy who committed suicide before his federal trial.

“With Aaron’s death we can wait no longer. The time has come to show the United States Department of Justice and its affiliates the true meaning of infiltration. The time has come to give this system a taste of its own medicine,” read part of the message and video posted on the U.S. Sentencing Commission website, which the activist group claimed responsibility for hacking yesterday. The website was down for most of the day before appearing to be back up late last night.

Anonymous — whose members have railed against U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz for threatening Swartz with a 35-year sentence and $1 million fine for downloading obscure academic papers through a Massachusetts Institute of Technology server —said it has infiltrated government computer systems, and offered to give media “heavily redacted partial contents” of the data, according to the message.

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KEYWORDS: aaronswartz; anonymous; blackmail; bulgerspeople; buyingthecourtsoff; doj; dojantisemitism; extortion; hackers; holderspeople; ortizantisemitism; payoff

1 posted on 01/26/2013 10:33:37 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

Since department of justice no longer stands for just,I’m all for it, except
for PII info.

What do they want in order to not release it?


2 posted on 01/27/2013 3:25:13 AM PST by Morris70
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

I wish the kid would get some real support. Oh, and considering the reprehensible actions of MIT in this mess, I am surprised anybody would send their kid there. The university should be run for the students not the greedy professors and the students should be protected not sacrificed.


3 posted on 01/27/2013 6:54:53 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
A question has been occurring to me lately: Are these Anonymous guys so good that no one can trace or lure them?

Seems unlikely to me.

I'd think that a Govt, ANY Gov’t, good bad or indifferent would want to get in control of a group like this.

4 posted on 01/27/2013 6:59:48 AM PST by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs

....so who went after Swartz ??


5 posted on 01/27/2013 8:10:22 AM PST by urtax$@work (The only kind of memorial is a Burning memorial !)
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