American Stratfor hacker gets prison sentence of ten years

Nov

16

2013

The 28-year-old hacker Jeremy Hammond has received a prison sentence of ten years for hacking the U.S. intelligence company Stratfor. He will also be placed for three years. Subject to increased surveillance after his release

Hammond has a confession admitted that he has cracked. Systems of the U.S. intelligence company Stratfor Booty Homemade emails he would have passed on to Wikileaks. The whistleblower website published it in February 2012 under the name “Global Intelligence Files. According to Wikileaks was to make the company acted as an intelligence without any government oversight. From the e-mail traffic of Stratfor

In a statement Hammond, paints active online under the pseudonym Anarchaos, himself as a hacktivist and he wanted to report abuses to be working with parties like Wikileaks and Anonymous. Stratfor was therefore in his eyes a legitimate purpose. He also expressed his appreciation for the work of the equally condemned Chelsea Manning.

The Prosecution argued that Hammond is a repeat infringer that not only Stratfor but also has cracked. Numerous public settings available Also pointed out that the OM 28-year-old hacker already had been when he had cracked. The website of a right-wing extremist group in 2006, two years in prison Hammond was eventually caught by working with the hacker Sabu. Sabu while working with the FBI.

By signing a settlement with Justice Hammond is sentenced by the court in New York for a criminal offense, writes Wired. He was awarded a ten-year prison sentence imposed upon it. With good behavior and after deduction of his judgment, the hacker released in September 2021.

The British hacker Jake Davis, better known as Topiary of Lulzsec and Anonymous-groups, late in a response to the verdict know that long sentences of hacktivists as Hammond counterproductive. In his view, judges may give them better lower penalties together with the obligation to work for the public benefit. Their expertise in The conviction of a number of British hackers, including himself, would have proved this method. Succsvol

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