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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Anonymous Hacked US Federal Site in Commemoration of Aaron Swartz’s Death

Anonymous Hacked US Federal Site in Commemoration of Aaron Swartz’s Death

Anonymous Hacked US Federal Site in Commemoration of Aaron Swartz’s Death

Added: Monday, February 25th, 2013
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extratorrent.com
Aaron Swartz, the young programmer and co-author of the RSS 1.0, was accused of stealing numerous documents which belonged to the MIT and Jstor, and chose to take his own life under pressure. After this, the Anonymous collective cracked the university’s official site, and now decided to hack the U.S. Sentencing Commission portal.

According to an official statement from the well-known hacktivist outfit Anonymous, the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s official portal had been hacked into. In result of the hack, Anonymous obtained a number of secret documents, which are currently under the pressure of being made public.

According to the indictment against Swartz, the young genius has stolen an impressive number of documents which belonged to the MIT and Jstor and was going to make them public on various file-sharing services. More than a month ago, Aaron hanged himself in his apartment. In the meantime, Aaron’s family claims that his death isn’t just a personal tragedy, but rather the product of a criminal justice system “rife with intimidation and prosecutorial overreach”. His relatives are sure that decisions made by officials in the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s office and at MIT definitely contributed to his death.

The hacktivists agree to the decision, saying that the U.S. Attorney’s office pursued an exceptionally harsh array of charges, which carried potentially more than 30 years of jail time, in order to punish an alleged crime with no victims. At the same time, unlike JSOTR, MIT refused to stand up for the programmer, as well as its own community’s most cherished principles. The hacking group has left a message on the commission’s site, saying that “a line was crossed”.

February 25th,2013

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Date:  Monday, February 25th, 2013

Comments (14) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2013-02-25 15:38:24)
No avatarAre we certain that is was suicide, its a bloody tradgey that a great mind should go this way,its all to final and conveniant that he should mtake his own life, if you met the man he was the most level headed guy you could meet, something stinks about all this. I dont want to start a Conspiracy theory, but goverments and their counterparts have a lot to answer for.

posted by (2013-02-25 17:08:30)
CaptCosmo avatar#1 - I've been wondering the same thing since the story broke. A free internet is the only thing we have to keep our governments in check....... Those of us who oppose any form of government control over a free internet are serious threats to the corrupt power mongers we have (somehow) lied and gotten elected to office. They are greedy and controlling. We need a free internet to keep our governments in check as we, the citizens, attempt to regain control over our governments. Love thy country, hate thy government. They will do anything to keep their powers, including murder.........

posted by (2013-02-26 19:47:27)
quicks avatarRIP Aaron

posted by (2013-02-28 01:29:23)
Solcis avatarHe probably killed himself. He had a history of depression and even talked about killing himself. But I definitely wouldn't put it past them, especially given Swartz's importance and how much trouble he was causing the Establishment. Murders made to look like suicide are a dime a dozen around Washington.

Have a look at forum dot prisonplanet dotcom / index.php?topic=111399.0

posted by (2013-02-28 23:18:06)
chuckysblogspot2 avatarSuicide is a tragedy anytime, but is this really suicide? We know the people in charge have no problem killing anyone who gets in the way of profit or power.
Hell, I hope they make documents public! And what the hell does MIT have to hide?

posted by (2013-03-01 23:01:29)
cggc avatareg
if no struggle and courage to contact and send a letter to your congressman and help those in court for the Government in for having a world free internet using torrent sites at once?
and lend the noose?
how to fight or contribute to a free internet?
How can we believe Swartz's acquired all that documents knowing that everything could have security monitoring?
if people stealing social security numbers have been found according to the news.
like having all that information and a website as large as many for only having secret documents?
and fight as an activist of the web?
Pussycat locked!
and die for mental abuse? etc ...
How can we believe all that?

posted by Blocked (2013-03-02 08:53:19)

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2013-03-03 01:16:07)
Embolism avatar2 in 5 males will suffer some form of depression in their lifetimes,it does`nt mean they will take their own life though and if ghosted in a black bag op to keep a person quiet suicide is the usual cover story.Some are easy to spot as Government cover ups ,some require further thought and some are just what they look like,whichever scenario it will never be proven to be the government since they are well versed in covering their tracks and usually have the verdict of suicide or misadventure etc tagged to them and further investigation is not pursued.

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2013-03-03 01:28:52)
Embolism avatareven when pursued there are enough expert opinions to cloud the waters as with en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Kelly_(weapons_expert)
David Kelly proof read the reports presented in regard to Iraqs WMD`s and passed it,despite the 700 inspections by Hans Blix and his team and 12 years of in country inspections, then was mysteriously found dead in his car in the woods with a letter of apology (conveniently for the Prime minister) and the Hutton report slapped a 70 year non disclosure notice on the matter.

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2013-03-03 01:44:45)
Embolism avatarFor those that do not remember the case it was the report that led to the UK`s involvement in Iraq despite opposition by the UN and which swayed Parliament in going to war with Iraq at the behest of the American President.Tony Blair it must be said did rather well out of his time in office as PM a post paying 86,000 GBP a year and in which he made 25 million GBP,anyone with half a brain cell can do the math and figure it was not Kosher earnings and despite a British inquiry Tony Blair remains in Office now as minister of Foreign affairs (how naive do they think us plebeians really are).

posted by (2013-03-03 05:38:28)
Solcis avatarStandard operating procedure, my friend.

"David Kelly... was mysteriously found dead in his car in the woods with a letter of apology (conveniently for the Prime minister) and the Hutton report slapped a 70 year non disclosure notice on the matter."

posted by (2013-03-03 05:45:20)
Solcis avatarVery, VERY naive. Most people aren't concerned about this kind of stuff. Government and the media tell them not to be, and they obey.

"how naive do they think us plebeians really are"

posted by (2013-03-03 19:56:56)
rocker2k avatarpersonally I think it all stinks Governments far reaching control of all matters they dislike or feel may give disclosure of their true motives

posted by (2013-03-03 23:23:05)
Ripping4Life avatarWhat can we do??? When one man stands up for all of us, look what happens to him... SAD.. I wish I had hes Knowledge and brain to keep hes work going. God Bless Aaron Swartz sleep easy knowing yr time on earth was not a waste.

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