The hacker-activist group Anonymous has hijacked a federal government website, and threatens to reveal sensitive information it has found unless authorities enact legal reform. Responding to the suicide of Aaron Swartz after his hounding by federal prosecutors, Anonymous seized the website of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, an independent agency of the judicial branch. It then assembled nine packets of sensitive information ripped from the site (what it calls "warheads"), and named each one after a Supreme Court Justice. If the government does not change federal sentencing guidelines that allow prosecutors to threaten hackers such as Swartz with long prison terms, Anonymous will make the potentially embarrassing data public. [Source]
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