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  • Anonymous Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond Gets Maximum 10-Year Prison Sentence

    Anonymous Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond Gets Maximum 10-Year Prison Sentence

    Anonymous hacktivist, Jeremy Hammond, who leaked millions of emails from security firm Stratfor, has been slapped with the maximum prison sentence of 10 years. Hammond claimed the harsh ruling was a “vengeful, spiteful act” designed to send a message. Read More

  • Speaking Of... Weev Wins an Honorary Crunchie Award

    You May Take Away My Freedom, But I’ll Always Have My Crunchie!

    On June 14th, 2010, Michael Arrington awarded a Crunchie to two members of Goatse Security via a blog post for discovering, publishing and trying to fix a pretty egregious security flaw that they discovered on AT&T’s public website. Before going to jail, Andrew Auernheimer’s (aka “weev”) bucket list of what he wanted was the Crunchie that TechCrunch awarded to him. Read More

  • Aaron’s Law Takes Shape

    Aaron’s Law Takes Shape

    Digital activist Aaron Swartz took his own life on January 11. Swartz was facing federal hacking charges after being arrested for downloading millions of articles from JSTOR from MIT’s network in excess of his access. Since Swartz’s suicide, activists, scholars, and legislators have been at work on reforms to the law under which he was prosecuted—the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Read More

  • GoatSec iPad Hacking Case Underway, Ruling Could Address Ancient Computer Law

    GoatSec iPad Hacking Case Underway, Ruling Could Address Ancient Computer Law

    Editor’s note: Ansel Halliburton is a lawyer at ComputerLaw Group. In the summer of 2010, a group called Goatse Security discovered a security hole in an AT&T website catering to users of the recently launched iPad with 3G connectivity. Depending on who you ask, GoatSec is either composed of trolls in it for the lulz or grey-hat hackers. Read More