Myce.com Latest Updates

Anonymous hacks US agency website

Posted at 26 January 2013 18:18 CEST by Wombler

Hacking group Anonymous has launched a successful attack against the United States Sentencing Commission’s (USSC) website allegedly in response to the recent and widely publicised death of activist Aaron Swartz.

Mr Swartz, who committed suicide in January, died at the age of only twenty six, and was a well known Internet freedom activist. He had been facing charges of up to 35 years in prison and had been actively pursued by US authorities.

The USSC establishes sentencing policies and practices for the Federal Court system, issuing guidelines to US Courts and US Federal agencies.

Anonymous has therefore targeted the USSC as a symbolic target and placed a very prominent video statement on the USSC website outlining their intentions for further actions under what they have named as ‘Operation Last Resort’.

At the time of writing the USSC website had been taken offline however Anonymous’s video statement is currently still available.

The BBC has further details on this story here.

Click for more news

anonymoushack

Click to share

There are 1 comments

marloyd
MyCE Resident
Posted on: 27 Jan 13 07:13
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Wombler
    I just posted the article Anonymous hacks US agency website.



    Click to read the full article here: http://www.myce.com/news/anonymous-h...website-65858/

    Feel free to add your comments below.

    Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
    Here's more on that hacking
    http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/26/tech/a...html?hpt=hp_t1

    Post your comment

    You need to register before you can comment

    Like us

    Most popular headlines

    Windows XP security fix hangs systems and leaves them partly unprotected

    An update to the Anti Malware Service for Windows XP is causing systems to slow ...

    DVDFab decryption only available with paid licenses from now on

    DVDFab has posted a clarification on of their disc decryption policy on our foru...

    Crucial M550 512GB SSD Review - Pure speed

    • Mon 14 Apr 04:04 by Vroom

    Review: Crucial M550 Reviewed by: ANTONIS SAPANIDIS Provided by: Cr...

    Microsoft releases fixes for Windows 8.1 Spring Update install errors

    Microsoft released two patches already for users who received error codes 800700...

    Nexus 5 running Android 4.4.3 screenshot leaks

    The Chromium issue tracker reveals a screenshot of a Nexus 5 running Android 4.4...

    See all headlines
    Follow Myce.com