As she was sentencing activist Jeremy Hammond to ten years in prison and three years of supervisory release for his involvement in hacking into the private intelligence firm Stratfor and various local, state and federal government websites, Federal District Court Judge Loretta Preska declared from her bench that there was a need to “promote respect for the rule of law.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday November 15, 2013 5:40 pm|
|By: DSWright Friday November 15, 2013 12:18 pm|
Today internet hacktivist Jeremy Hammond was sentenced to 10 years in prison for violating the archaic Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the same law used against Aaron Swartz.
In his statement Hammond claimed FBI informant Hector Xavier Monsegur a.k.a. “Sabu” assisted and encouraged the use of “zero day exploits” against various governments. The presiding judge, Loretta Preska, had parts of Hammond’s statement redacted but copies of the alleged unredacted statement have surfaced online.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday November 14, 2013 8:00 am|
An activist, who pled guilty to violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) while hacking into the private intelligence firm, Stratfor, in May, will be sentenced in a federal court in New York tomorrow.
Jeremy Hammond worked with Anonymous to hack into Stratfor and release information from the firm. The material was eventually by published by WikiLeaks.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday May 28, 2013 12:05 pm|
The activist accused by the United States government of hacking into the private intelligence firm, Stratfor, and releasing the firm’s emails to WikiLeaks pled guilty to violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). He now faces up to ten years in prison and is scheduled to be sentenced on September 6 of this year.
|By: DSWright Tuesday March 26, 2013 1:05 pm|
Barrett Brown’s epic rant that lead to his incarceration was brought on by the FBI targeting his family, specifically his mother. Now it seems government has vindictively delivered on its barbarous threat to attack families.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday March 14, 2013 5:50 pm|
The Justice Department indicted Matthew Keys, the deputy social media editor for Reuters.com, for conspiring with members of Anonymous and giving them login information so they could “hack into and alter” the Los Angeles Times‘ website.
The indictment should raise suspicion, however, because Hector Xavier Monsegur or ”Sabu,” who the FBI flipped and used to catch and, to some extent, entrap LulzSec hackers, is likely involved in the indictment.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday February 21, 2013 3:00 pm|
The federal judge presiding over the case of Jeremy Hammond, who faces charges for allegedly hacking into the private intelligence firm Stratfor, has denied a defense motion to recuse herself. Hammond’s defense argued that it appeared there was a conflict of interest since her husband had his email and major corporate clients of the law firm where he is employed disclosed in the Stratfor hack.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday February 21, 2013 6:40 am|
The administration of President Barack Obama released a strategy aimed at protecting trade secrets. As White House press secretary Jay Carney stated, the strategy aims to “protect the innovation that drives the American economy and supports jobs in the United States.” He said, “We know that trade secret theft can cripple a company’s competitive advantage in foreign markets, diminish export prospects around the globe, and put American jobs in jeopardy.” That was why the White House had put together a strategy.
|By: Kit OConnell Saturday February 9, 2013 8:30 am|
Valentine’s Day: some people love the romance, others decry it as an obligatory expression of love or lament the misery of being single on a day devoted to coupledom. If being single on February 14 seems unbearable, imagine if you were not just alone but locked away from everything — your family, your friends, the outside world.