Hacker Group Anonymous Targets the Justice Department

The group claims they have “enough fissile material for multiple warheads,” which it will launch against the justice department and “its associated executive branches.”

The hacker group Anonymous has cracked the US Sentencing Commission website in retaliation for the prosecution of Aaron Swartz. Swartz, who was facing federal computer fraud charges that carried a sentence of 35 years in prison, committed suicide on January, 11, and many have speculated his choice was due in no small part to the overzealous prosecution he was facing. According to CNN,

The hackers apparently hijacked the website of the U.S. government agency responsible for federal sentencing guidelines, where they posted a message demanding the US government reform its justice system or face incriminating leaks to select news outlets.

The group accused the FBI of infiltrating its ranks, it also claims the federal government is applying “highly disproportionate sentencing” in an attempt to ruin the lives of several of its members. The claim they chose the USSC website because of its influence on sentences that are unfair.

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  1. The hacker group anonymous is so lame. They dont really even hack. They wait on real pros to do the hacking first and then come out on the news and claim that they are the ones who did it because DUH is the real hacker going to come out and give his name after they claim it? Ok use your brain nooblets. Anonymous is not real. They dont really hack. They are a group of choobs with Anti Virus programs who dont know how to do anything in cyber world. Know the truth and dont look up to these buffoons.

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