‘Anonymous’ hacks US Sentencing Committee: voices displeasure with Swartz case
Washington, DC, United States (4E) – Hacktivist group Anonymous hacked government agency USSC (United States Sentencing Commission) to voice their displeasure with the agency’s decision on the Aaron Swartz case. Swartz is a a free information activist who recently committed suicide.
Swartz faced a $4 million fine and more than 50 years in prison for making academic publications found from the website JSTOR available to the public.
“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,” Anonymous stated.
Anonymous demands that information be free and accessible to everyone. They believe in allowing public access to information. If the United States government refuses to prevent a proposal concerning the disobeying of “terms of service” of websites from being passed, Anonymous promises to unveil secret government files.
“The contents are various and we won’t ruin the speculation by revealing them. Suffice it to say, everyone has secrets, and some things are not meant to be public.
“At a regular interval commencing today, we will choose one media outlet and supply them with heavily redacted partial contents of the file
“Any media outlets wishing to be eligible for this program must include within their reporting a means of secure communications,” Anonymous adds.
Anonymous made USSC.gov completely editable to the public. The website is currently unaccessible, however.