Anonymous strikes again and hacks government website
Anonymous, a group of self-described Internet vigilante hackers took control of a government website on Saturday morning.
They left behind a manifesto demanding reform to the American justice system and threats to the free flow of information. They also protested the treatment of recently deceased founder of Reddit, Aaron Swartz who was accused by the government of hacking into an MIT computer.
Anonymous states "two weeks ago today, a line was crossed; two weeks ago today, Aaron Swartz was killed." Swartz, who was an advocate for open source, committed suicide on January 11, which was two weeks before he was to appear for his trial date. He was facing up to 30 years in prison. Swartz's family and friends have publicly blamed Swartz's suicide on the government, saying they "hounded [him] to death."
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