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Anonymous Hacks US Sentencing Commissionís Website For Aaron Swartz [Video, Statement]
The Inquisitr ^ | January 26, 2013 | Kim LaCapria

Posted on 01/26/2013 2:22:36 AM PST by Neil E. Wright

Anonymous has hacked the US Sentencing Commission’s website in retaliation for the suicide of internet activist and Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz, and as of now, the site is still displaying in its compromised state.

More on this breaking story as it develops. Statement below from Anonymous on the decision to hack USSC.gov.

[Correction: An earlier version of this post stated that Anonymous' attack affected the Supreme Court's website, when in actuality, it is the US Sentencing Commission's website as stated above.]

In addition to the defacing of the site with a video, a statement on Swartz’s death and the government’s alleged harassment of the activist and a Nyan Cat graphic, instructions were disseminated via Twitter and on Pastebin for supporters to assist in promoting the message added by the activist group.

As of 3AM EST, the attack on the site remains viewable at USSC.gov.

Below, a statement from Anonymous posted in full on the Sentencing Commission’s site, as well as the video currently embedded there.

(Excerpt) Read more at inquisitr.com ...


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KEYWORDS: anonymous; hacking; ussc
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1 posted on 01/26/2013 2:22:51 AM PST by Neil E. Wright
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To: Neil E. Wright

https://twitter.com/OpLastResort is their official Twitter.


2 posted on 01/26/2013 2:42:14 AM PST by Neil E. Wright (An OATH is FOREVER OathKeeper III We are EVERYWHERE)
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To: Neil E. Wright

If they stop compromising citizens personal information and focus more on
corporate and political issues, they would garnish more ‘friends’ around the globe.


3 posted on 01/26/2013 2:49:41 AM PST by Morris70
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To: Morris70; Neil E. Wright

I believe that is what they are doing now.


4 posted on 01/26/2013 2:53:45 AM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Neil E. Wright

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5 posted on 01/26/2013 3:13:28 AM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: Morris70

“If they stop compromising citizens personal information and focus more on corporate and political issues, they would garnish more ‘friends’ around the globe.”

Call me back when Anonymous & Friends start outing identity thieves, writers of viruses and trojans, Islamic sleeper cells, Russian mafia run businesses, etc.

Until then they are just a bunch of punks throwing electronic rocks through shop windows, spray painting their revolutionary slogans on the walls & subway cars of the Internet.


6 posted on 01/26/2013 3:52:38 AM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Morris70

I agree. If they are truly against government excess, whether it be Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal, I would have more respect for them. But up to now, groups like Anonymous and OWS have just been fronts for Fascist Liberalism.


7 posted on 01/26/2013 4:03:46 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: BwanaNdege

Call me back when Anonymous & Friends start outing identity thieves, writers of viruses and trojans, Islamic sleeper cells, Russian mafia run businesses, etc.

That's because that's all they ARE: identity thieves and script kiddies.

One of Anonymous' declared goals is unrestricted access to data - in other words, they want free sh!t.

Who does THAT sound like?


8 posted on 01/26/2013 7:45:33 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: NoGrayZone

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57566003/hackers-take-over-govt-website-to-avenge-swartz/

WASHINGTON The hacker-activist group Anonymous says it hijacked the website of the U.S. Sentencing Commission to avenge the death of Aaron Swartz, an Internet activist who committed suicide.

The website of the commission, an independent agency of the judicial branch, was taken over early Saturday and replaced with a message warning that when Swartz killed himself two weeks ago “a line was crossed.”

The message read in part:

Citizens of the world,
Anonymous has observed for some time now the trajectory of justice in the United States with growing concern. We have marked the departure of this system from the noble ideals in which it was born and enshrined. We have seen the erosion of due process, the dilution of constitutional rights, the usurpation of the rightful authority of courts by the “discretion” or prosecutors. We have seen how the law is wielded less and less to uphold justice, and more and more to exercise control, authority and power in the interests of oppression or personal gain.”

The hackers say they’ve infiltrated several government computer systems and copied secret information that they now threaten to make public.

Family and friends of Swartz, who helped create Reddit and RSS, say he killed himself after he was hounded by federal prosecutors.

Officials say he helped post millions of court documents for free online and that he illegally downloaded millions of academic articles from an online clearinghouse.

By mid-morning Saturday the website was offline.


9 posted on 01/26/2013 9:20:55 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't fail .But We Did.)
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To: Neil E. Wright

anon.

Release all the security details on Obama , weekly.


10 posted on 01/26/2013 1:09:16 PM PST by NoLibZone (It's time folks. It's time. Posting aint gonna cut it.)
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