Journalist Barrett Brown Agrees to Plea Deal Which Includes New Charge Stemming from Stratfor Hack

By: Thursday April 3, 2014 4:33 pm

There has been no acknowledgment by his attorney who is under a gag order, but journalist and writer Barrett Brown, who has been jailed for over a year and a half, has reportedly agreed to the terms of a plea deal. Brown has been awaiting trial this month and in May for charges that included [...]

Lawyers for Journalist Barrett Brown Challenge Government’s Criminalization of Link-Sharing

By: Wednesday March 5, 2014 11:09 am

Critical update: Government dismisses charges related to link-sharing. Lawyers for Barrett Brown, an activist, author and journalist, have filed motions to dismiss several of the offenses, which he faces. Dismissal motions related to the charges stemming from sharing a link and allegedly obstructing justice by placing laptops in a residence prior to the execution of [...]

Jeremy Hammond & the Need to ‘Promote Respect for the Rule of Law’

By: Friday November 15, 2013 7:44 pm

As she was sentencing activist Jeremy Hammond to ten years in prison and three years of supervisory release for his involvement in hacking into the private intelligence firm Stratfor and various local, state and federal government websites, Federal District Court Judge Loretta Preska declared from her bench that there was a need to “promote respect for the [...]

Government: Jeremy Hammond is ‘Computer Hacking Recidivist,’ Sentence Him to 10 Years in Prison

By: Thursday November 14, 2013 9:43 am

An activist, who pled guilty to violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) while hacking into the private intelligence firm, Stratfor, in May, will be sentenced in a federal court in New York tomorrow. Jeremy Hammond worked with Anonymous to hack into Stratfor and release information from the firm. The material was eventually by [...]

Barrett Brown’s Mother Sentenced to Six Months of Probation & Fined for Hiding Laptops

By: Friday November 8, 2013 6:19 pm

The mother of Barrett Brown, a jailed journalist and activist who faces multiple charges, was sentenced to six months of probation and fined $1,000 today by a judge in Dallas. The Associated Press reported that Karen Lancaster McCutchin “apologized Friday in Dallas federal court for hiding the laptops from agents during a March raid at [...]

Jeremy Hammond Pleads Guilty to Being Involved in the Stratfor Leak

By: Tuesday May 28, 2013 12:46 pm

The activist accused by the United States government of hacking into the private intelligence firm, Stratfor, and releasing the firm’s emails to WikiLeaks pled guilty to violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). He now faces up to ten years in prison and is scheduled to be sentenced on September 6 of this year. [...]

US Attorney Who Prosecuted FBI Informant & Hacker ‘Sabu’ Indicts Reuters Employee for Conspiracy Charge

By: Thursday March 14, 2013 8:27 pm

The Justice Department indicted Matthew Keys, the deputy social media editor for Reuters.com, for allegedly conspiring with members of Anonymous and giving them login information so they could “hack into and alter” the Los Angeles Times‘ website. The indictment should raise suspicion, however, because Hector Xavier Monsegur or ”Sabu,” who the FBI flipped and used to catch and, to [...]

Judge Rules No Evidence to Disqualify Her from Hearing Case of Alleged Stratfor Hacker Jeremy Hammond

By: Thursday February 21, 2013 5:14 pm

The federal judge presiding over the case of Jeremy Hammond, who faces charges for allegedly hacking into the private intelligence firm Stratfor, has denied a defense motion to recuse herself. Hammond’s defense argued that it appeared there was a conflict of interest since her husband had his email and major corporate clients of the law [...]

WikiLeaks Site Operational After Major Week-Long Cyber Attack

By: Monday August 13, 2012 7:08 pm

(photo: DonkeyHotey) WikiLeaks has announced that its website is now operational again after “installing substantial extra capacity” and additional support through CloudFlare, a website security service capable of blocking threats and limiting “abusive bots and crawlers” from wasting “bandwidth and server resources.” The media organization described how much difficulty they were having overcoming the attack on [...]

Update on WikiLeaks, Bradley Manning & the Arrests of LulzSec Hackers

By: Wednesday March 7, 2012 8:43 pm

For the past nine days, I have been live blogging the publishing of Stratfor emails by WikiLeaks allegedly obtained from Anonymous. I did not get a live blog post up so, before the day is over, here’s an update on some developments related to WikiLeaks, Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused whistleblower to WikiLeaks and the arrests [...]

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