LulzSec member Jeremy Hammond pleads guilty to Stratfor attack

By Jesse
May 28, 2013
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  1. Jeremy Hammond, aka "Anarchaos,"  of hacker collective LulzSec has today plead guilty to a single count of conspiracy to engage in computer hacking. Hammond was arrested last year after Hector Xavier Monsegur, aka "Sabu," cooperated with the FBI in investigations of LulzSec...

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,550   +594

    "Online activist" my a--. He's a thief, plain and simple. To the tune of 60,000 credit card numbers and $700k in fraudulent charges. It really is mind boggling how these guys 1) think they can get away with it and 2) try to pretend that they're innocent people engaging in harmless crimes.
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  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,455   +1,759

    I hope he gets his, "butt hacked", in the slammer...:eek:
    Skidmarksdeluxe likes this.
  4. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,295   +663

    Just another symptom of our scumbag society where the ends always justifies the means. As long as you can align your agenda with someone big enough to protect you, well, you can pretty much get away with murder. The regular guy on the street watches how our politicians, corporations and the press routinely break all the rules and asks himself, "then why the hell am I bothering to toe the line? Why shouldn't I get all I can, any way I can?" That's how the death of a civilization starts.
    spencer likes this.
  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    The next mugging accused defence: "Judge, I wasn't stealing the dude's wallet...just hacking his mobile data storage system"
  6. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,729   +1,093

    You're right.... many people believe the ends always justify the means, but that's usually the result of not being able to understand more than one angle of an issue.

    Yes, politicians, corps and the press break some (all is a bit much) rules, but they get busted too. Right now the govt is defending itself against the IRS favoritism, the bugging of the AP reporter and the reading of the Fox Journalist's emails without a warrant. So long we are free to communicate and our leaders are elected, we don't have to worry too much about those in power getting away with too much.

    I think the perception that corporations and press break the rules is overblown. Corporations are often guilty of bad moral judgement, but actual law breaking is pretty rare. You don't actually need to break the laws to look bad either... just look at the heat Apple took over it's very shady, but perfectly legal tax strategy.
  7. Send him to Africa and let him hack the flies off his face.

    What a piece of human trash.
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,335   +1,937

    Now now... Let's not wish him ill. If you were one of 60 000 victims, go for it.
  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,335   +1,937

    Fortunately people with scruples still exist, unfortunately they seem to be a dying breed.
  10. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,335   +1,937

    Don't send him to Africa, you bred him, you keep him. We have enough problems of our own thank you.
  11. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    What I find mind boggling is 1) Some actually do get away with it and 2) never have to pretend they are innocent.
  12. Best thing to do is take a sledgehammer and break this guy's wrists and nuts.
  13. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Just take a min and really look at the number. $700,000. Even your mid class worker only makes roughly 25-35k a year. AT 25k a year it would have taken a normal citizen 28 years to make that much. 28YEARS!!!!!! Thats a long time no matter how you try and spin it.
    These hackers try and take some form of "moral" ground. Trying to play a digital Robin Hood. When in reality they are no more "moral" then a politician. Atleast a politician is going to smile and lie to your face. These guys dont even have the balls to face you and use a gun. That would be honest.
    Ppl like the ones in that hacker group need to face the truth of not only their actions but their motivations. Its all about greed. They want, they take, and when the Law finally comes after them, they try and act rightous. Sorry, I cant buy it. The only guilt these ppl feel is the guilt of getting caught. Had they not been captured, they would have continued these actions, costing the actual innocents thousands and thousands of their hard earned money. I have to say this, shoot them. Shoot them in the head. No its not about mercy or that they will have learned a leason in all of this. As evidenced by the article, this guy has done this before. He will continue to do this even after this is all over. Save America the thousands of dollars in legal proceedings. Just put a .50 bullet in his head and be done with it.
    cliffordcooley likes this.

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