Friday, November 15, 2013

Emails and credit card data stolen: Anonymous hackers to ten years ... - ABC Online

A member of the hacker collective Anonymous has been sentenced to ten years in prison for the theft of emails and credit card information. Meanwhile it became known that the FBI and the U.S. Army have been victims of cyber attacks.

Because hacking a federal court in New York on Friday the 28-year-old Jeremy Hammond sentenced to ten years in prison. The indictment described hacking as a “serious offense with damaging consequences for the victims.” The activist hacker group Anonymous had pleaded guilty in May to be entered into the computer consulting firm Stratfor, 2011. Emails and account information of 860,000 Stratfor clients subsequently into the hands of hackers Hammond and his accomplices.

Attacks on the U.S. federal police went to Hammond’s account accordingly. The group initiated data to the Wikileaks revelations. In addition, he and his colleagues procured the data from 60,000 credit card users. According to the indictment with the cards moved more than $ 700,000 (519,000 euros).

accused deeds referred to as “civil disobedience”

In a statement, Hammond described his actions in court as “civil disobedience”. He had to have been aware that he had acted illegally. But he was convinced that it was “his duty” to use his skills and knowledge against “injustice” and “truth”.

Also became known hacker group Anonymous have the internet after presentation of the FBI tapped computer for months the U.S. Government tapped and sensitive data. The computer specialists have an error in the U.S. company Adobe software used to penetrate the systems, it said in a memo to the U.S. Federal Bureau of this week, Reuters could see. The manipulation began in December 2012 and partly lasted until October.

data also affected the U.S. Army

Be affected include the U.S. Army, and the energy and the Ministry of Health. Investigators have gathered information on the case. An internal e-mail from the Department of Energy as being among personal data of at least 104,000 employees and family members to the stolen data, in part database connections.

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