Anonymous hacktivists defaced and hijacked the US Sentencing Commission website (www.ussc.gov) as a personal fight against the United States justice system that threatened to imprison web activist Aaron Swartz, who recently committed suicide.
The website was hacked early Saturday and a message was placed saying that “a line was crossed” when Swartz killed himself two weeks ago.
Two weeks ago today, Aaron Swartz was killed. Killed because he faced an impossible choice. Killed because he was forced into playing a game he could not win — a twisted and distorted perversion of justice — a game where the only winning move was not to play.
“With Aaron’s death we can wait no longer. The time has come to show the United States Department of Justice and its affiliates the true meaning of infiltration. The time has come to give this system a taste of its own medicine. The time has come for them to feel the helplessness and fear that comes with being forced into a game where the odds are stacked against them.”
Anonymous now threatens to release secret information that they have reportedly copied from several governments’ computer systems they were able to access. The hackers also put up their video statement and a list of files named after US Supreme Court justices on the hacked website.
The full defacement message can be found here:
Recently, Anonymous hacked MIT website to avenge the passing of Swartz.