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Submitted by mpctips 569d ago | news

Anonymous Up to Old Tricks, Hacks U.S. Department of Justice

Maximum PC: The hactivist organization known as Anonymous is claiming it's the one responsible for infiltrating the U.S. Department of Justice's Sentencing Commission website (www.ussc.gov) over the weekend. This latest attack was in retaliation to the government's attempt to prosecute Aaron Swartz for illegally downloading millions of academic journals from JSTOR, an online archive and journal distribution service. (Anonymous, Industry, Web)

justinbkerr  +   570d ago
Ouch.
newsguy  +   570d ago
wow
samyblare  +   569d ago
cant believe this, if U.S. Department of Justice's system is not secure then how can be ours !
Bimkoblerutso  +   569d ago
Who told you your system was secure? They were totally lying.
Erudito87  +   569d ago
good
adorie  +   569d ago
Find those dirty secrets.
MrDead  +   569d ago
Aaron Swartz broke the law and couldn't face the consequences of his actions. If Anonymous actually want to change the way the justice system in the U.S. works then why not help proper organisations such as Amnesty International change these laws instead of acting like moody children.
thorstein  +   569d ago
Not arguing with the "broke the law." But, those of you outside the US do not see our "justice" system correctly over here. In the USA, criminals may be put away for life for smoking marijuana 3 times. But bilk the US government out of billions of dollars (Rumsfeld, Cheney Halliburton) and you don't face ANY jail time. Sure.... justice.

Someone caught with 5 grams of Crack Cocaine did the same amount of time as someone caught with 500 grams of Cocaine....

That is justice?
tiffac008  +   569d ago
I think that is pretty much the case in every country.

Here in the Philippines you can go to jail for 7 yrs with "online Libel" that was inserted at the last minute in our Cybercrime law so Social Media can't be used against the Government and their Oligarchs.
T3MPL3TON  +   568d ago
@thorstein:

You do realize, smoking weed wont get you thrown into jail in the United States right? It is illegal to possess marijuana. (In excessive ammounts) It was never illegal to consume it. You can not be arrested for being under the influence unless you're in public. People get thrown into jail for smoking weed and then going for a drive. Simple problem. Simple solution. Smoke your weed at home and chill the hell out.
thorstein  +   568d ago
Temple: Depends on what state you are in and what laws apply.
InTheLab  +   569d ago
Do something positive in Ohio then this? /scratches head
Blackdeath_663  +   569d ago
i don't understand these guys their attacks are random and lack purpose most of the time. every now and again they decide something is evil and hack it. oh well...i just hope they don't do anything stupid that would cause further attempts from government to censor/monitor the internet and if that does happens i hope they would be able to clean up the mess they would have created.
SpartanQ8  +   569d ago
the Illuminati Card Game from Steve Jackson Games. This game came out in 1995 and seems to predict a lot of events that have already happened, like 9/11.

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AO1JMM  +   569d ago
I'm not impressed
Enigma_2099  +   569d ago
I'm waiting for it... one day they're gonna piss off the wrong people.

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