March 06, 2012

Classic: Arrested Anonymous Member Previously Arrested for Hacking Protest Warrior

I love the smell of arrested hippie in the morning:

[Jeremy] Hammond [aka Anarchaos] was arrested on access device fraud and hacking charges and is believed to have been the main person behind the devastating December hack on Stratfor, a private company that provides geopolitical analysis to governments and others. Millions of emails were stolen and then published on Wikileaks; credit card numbers and other confidential information were also stolen, law enforcement sources told FoxNews.com.

The sources said Hammond will be charged in a separate indictment, and they described him as a member of Anonymous.

And just who is Jeremy Hammond? The guy now charges with the Stratfor hack also hacked the pro-Iraq war patriots of Protest Warrior. From Wikipedia:
He was eventually arrested and charged with felony-level offenses relating to computer hacking and credit card fraud, arising from the 2004 intrusion into the website belonging to the group Protest Warrior. Hammond took a list of approximately 5000 credit card numbers, and had these numbers in his possession for a number of months...

Hammond was sentenced to 24 months in prison and 3 years' probation during which he may not participate in HackThisSite.org or anarchist activities.

Apparently he didn't learn his lesson the last time. Let's hope he serves some hard time this go around, and that he has an appropriately large cell mate.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 07:26 PM | Comments |