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

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RaptorJohnson

Hacking the DoJ's site != hacking the DoJ.

Sensational headline is sensationalist.

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Architek9

Everyone involved with anonymous should be executed just to make an example.

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ShadowGryphon

"Facing the possibility of more than three decades in prison and up to $1 million in fines, Swartz decided to take his own life by hanging himself in his Brooklyn area apartment"

Nothing of value was lost.

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Joji

Hi, I have a question. In my opinion, I think Aaron Swartz was a coward for taking his own life instead of "trying" to face and counter the problem he was facing with. He is quite a known man (somewhat important maybe?), how come no value was lost? May I ask why?

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jgottberg

Sorry but feel compelled to reply to "faced an impossible choice" - really? He broke the law and he had to pay for that. Wow, what a concept

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firefox91

The guy could have won that game by not committing an illegal act. Here, I'll show you.

I didn't do anything illegal.... I WIN!

See? Easy.

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jgottberg

"'a game where the only winning move was not to play.'"

Oh really? So anytime things get tough and my back is against the wall, I should kill myself? BS! Stand like a man and defend yourself.

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aarcane

as I'm sure did everyone else with any sense of moral outrage at our US government, I've downloaded the .warhead1 files and the original video, but now I'm waiting to see the publicized redacted documents. Has anyone found or seen/heard word of where they were released?

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Shadow Death

Mr Paul Lilly, I wanted to mention that is one of many times over the last 3 days that USSC was hacked. The posting of the letter and video was one hack and the special code was another following the site's return.

Something our government doesn't seem to understand is every time an unjust event happens Anonymous grows as more people get outraged.

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jgottberg

Mr. Lilly is a good guy. If you email him directly, he will respond. I've only emailed him a couple of times (after seeing him get beat up for silly gramatical errors) but he has responded to me.

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Shadow Death

I tend to prefer Mr. Lilly's articles more than others.

Yeah, I didn't really see it being a big enough deal to bother him over it. I believe I recall that article where a bunch of people beat him up over it. What bothered me was that one guy who claimed to be a journalist in training who beat on him then gave himself a self plug. All I saw in his case was someone trying to better himself at Mr Lilly's expense.

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jgottberg

Agreed, I do tend to connect with his articles more so than the other guys.

lol, I do recall that as well. I'm sure this isn't the only publication he writes for. Poor guy is probably pounding out 15 of these a day or so... I'm sure mistakes will happen! I make them all the time at work too but there aren't thousands of critics watching them either. lol

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Electrik

Three decades seems a little excessive for this.

Sounds like another episode of "DRM stormtroopers gone wild".

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Mungo

The Aaron Swartz case is a high tech version of "Les Miserables"

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jgottberg

He was killed?? A line was crossed?? Wow, those guys are delusional. A guy got caught for hacking hundreds of thousands of credit card numbers, ruined some peoples lives via identity theft, get caught and when he has to pay for those crimes, kills himself... And it's all the courts fault, right?? wow.

How do they know that some people that have been the victims of their crimes haven't comitted suicide as a result of their tampering? Sorry, got no love for those A-holes.

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Sorian

He (Aaron Swartz) did not steal credit card numbers. He illegally downloading millions of academic journals from JSTOR, a not-for-profit online archive and journal distribution service.

JSTOR filed a civil suit for the data and settled civil claims against him in June 2011.

This is now on the DoJ for trying to prosecute Aaron Swartz for those illegal downloads.

So please get your facts right before damming a person who didn't go after you.

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Shadow Death

You forget that the majority of those journals were in the public domain but JSTOR refused to give them up. The lawsuit was settled by him giving everything back.. MIT and JSTOR both dropped charges. IMO the DOJ ruined it. Aaron Swartz was a known freedom of information (something our government hates) and a known activist against SOPA, ACTA and PIPA. As the DOJ blamed congress for giving her those abilities to judge him with. Now typically if charges are dropped the DOJ will drop the case... So the only question I have is why did she continue to prosecute him? IMO for his role in protesting SOPA, PIPA, and ACTA that our government wanted to pass. IMO he was just hung out in the streets in hopes of silencing a nation against it's government and what they got was an entirely different reaction. Those of us who are not the average sheep of the community are fed up with this crap. 50 years ago the government was afraid of it's people. Now days we are living under the old English King and Country rule where we don't dare speak out against our nation's government.

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jgottberg

Oh my god... What is this? A rational, differing response to my post without insults and all the other cowardly garbage??

Shadow Death - pleased to meet you even though we have a difference of opinion.

It's just that I also think we have come to be a society that blames everyone else for their actions. You do the crime, you do the time. Do I think it's fair that he would have gotten 30 years for downloading term papers or any other worthless garbage? Nope. But at the same time, until punishment persuades people NOT to do these things they are still going to happen. No matter how it's sliced or how people try to justify it, breaking-in is against the law. Doesn't matter if good will was intended.

And this guy would have done well to hire competent legal representation. There is such a thing as an appeals process. Or maybe he was guilty of a lot of other things not yet found and figured eventually it would come out? Who knows. It's tragic he took his life but come on, that's a cowards way out.

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TMc51

He's just a childish troll, ignore him, and move on. Feeding him will only bring your IQ down to his level.

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jgottberg

A troll??? Let's see... how long have you been a member on this site? Feel free to browse my other posts for trolling. And you talk about IQ? You are funny.

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TMc51

Oh, how cute, little kiddo getting butthurt for being called out for what he is.

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jgottberg

@TMc51 - if you want to disagree with something I say, fine. Do it, I'm not opposed. I actually think a debate is a good thing. But you know what? I don't know you and you don't know me. I would bet my life on the fact that if we were sitting down having a conversation, you wouldn't have the balls to say what you say on these posts. People like you are pussies that hide behind the anonymous comfort of a discussion thread tossing insults at people you don't know. I am willing to bet that you wouldn't even be able to look me in the eye and call me an idiot.

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jgottberg

oh, so you know for a fact he never stole credit card numbers? So I take it you know him know that for a fact then?

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Joji

jgottberg, please provide evidence that Aaron Swartz stole "credit card information". Where is the source? If you fail to provide evidence, then please go murder yourself for blatant faggatory. Thanks.

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jgottberg

What, did I hurt your feelings Joji?

I bet you feel really powerful insulting people anonymously. Just like the rest of them. A big pussy behind a keyboard.

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Joji

No, I am speaking the truth. You were acting like an idiot spreading misinformation. Before you continue to act smart, please answer my initial question: Where is your evidence regarding Aaron Swartz stealing credit card info.

Please admit defeat, you are wrong for your actions.

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jgottberg

@Joji - Misinformation??? I've yet to see proof to the contrary. Continue to act smart? You make me look like a genius.

Now, give me your address and I'll gladly give you all the information you can handle and will discuss in person my actions.

oh... one more thing - if we were sitting at a table and I said something you didn't agree with and you called me an idiot, would that seem like the apropriate thing to say? if you say yes, I want to meet you and have a nice little sit-down.

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Joji

Look, idiot. Stop ignoring the main topic, you still did not answer my question. Where is your "evidence" regarding the stolen credit card information you claim of. How hard is it to answer my question? You said Aaron Swartz stole credit card info. However, that is not true. I then asked for evidence, and you failed to provide them. So in the end, you're the one who is wrong.

This shows how much of a moron you are.

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godsdog

I remember one lawyer called Dreier or something, got 20 years for "stealing" $700 millions and this guy is facing 30 for what he did. Stupid americans.

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Engelsstaub

Bigoted nationalistic bullshit aside, one can find examples of injustice in any nation's court rulings.

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jgottberg

Speaking of... Just saw something that an Indonesian court is seeking the death penalty for a UK Granny that supposedly tried to sneak in some coke into the country. Wow.

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carage

Cyber-terrorism gets another day...

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