Anonymous hacker Jeremy Hammond pleads guilty to Stratfor breach


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Jeremy Hammond.(Image from wikipedia.org / photo by Jim Newberry)

Jeremy Hammond.(Image from wikipedia.org / photo by Jim Newberry)

Hacker and activist Jeremy Hammond pleaded guilty Tuesday morning in a New York courtroom to violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act as a member of the Internet collective known as Anonymous.

Hammond, 28, was arrested last March and charged with hacking into the computers of Strategic Forecasting Inc., or Stratfor — a global intelligence company based out of Austin, Texas. He has been held in jail for nearly 15 months since being apprehended and faced a potential life sentence if convicted by a jury. After spending more than a year behind bars — with weeks spent in solitary confinement — Hammond pleaded guilty early Tuesday for his role in the Stratfor hack as well as eight other computer network intrusions.

I took and disseminated information in a way I knew was against the law,” Hammond told the court, according to tweets sent by eyewitness Nicky Ocean.

via: http://rt.com/usa/anonymous-stratfor-hammond-guilty-889/

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