Saturday, January 26, 2013

'Anonymous' hackers take over U.S. government website in retaliation for death of Aaron Swartz

The hacker-activist group Anonymous says it hijacked the website of the U.S. Sentencing Commission to avenge the death of Aaron Swartz, an Internet activist who committed suicide on January 11.

The website of the commission, an independent agency of the judicial branch, was taken over early Saturday.

Hackers replaced the homescreen with a message warning that when Swartz killed himself two weeks ago 'a line was crossed.'