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Lulzsec member Jeremy Hammond was sentenced to ten years in prison and three years of probation today in New York by US District Judge Loretta Presca. Hammond pleaded guilty in May to hacking the servers of the private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting (Stratfor) in December 2011, during which he lifted millions of e-mails and thousands of credit card numbers and destroyed the firm’s data in the process

The courtroom was full of Hammond’s supporters, who throughout the trial side-eyed a gaggle of West Point journalism majors who filled several rows of space. When Hammond entered the courtroom wearing two layered t-shirts and jeans, several of his friends waved to him. He smiled and waved back before sitting. The proceedings extended over two hours as Hammond’s counsel and the government presented opposing viewpoints of Hammond’s character.

Sarah Kunstler, one of the defense attorneys, compared Hammond’s actions to the rights movements against American slavery and apartheid. “[Those] actors are not always understood in the moment,” she said. “In some cases, history, rather than vindicating them, judges them harshly.” Both Kunstler and the second defense attorney, Susan Kellman, said Hammond’s actions were in protest against a private intelligence agency, and that he did not do it for personal gain.

Kellman cited what she thought of as a similar example of altruistic hacking: the time Hammond went to an Apple store, broke into its system, and pushed the store’s financial data to all of the computers on display. Kellman called the display “more dramatic than was called for” but noted that Hammond spent the rest of the afternoon helping the store better secure its system.

In 2011, Hammond used an SQL injection to gain access to Stratfor’s database, where he found troves of data including credit card numbers stored in plaintext and five million e-mail messages, which were eventually posted to WikiLeaks in 2012. Hammond charged a total of $700,000 in donations to nonprofit groups using the stolen credit card information.

The prosecuting attorneys responded that the lack of personal gain as a motivating factor doesn’t excuse an action. “[Hammond] was not a whistleblower,” said Preet Bharara. The prosecutors highlighted some of Hammond’s other activity, including breaking into the servers of police retirement associations to take the addresses of retired police officers. “There is nothing to give the court comfort he will not do this again,” said Bharara.

The defense and prosecution had an exchange about whether Hammond had “learned his lesson” when he had been sent to prison in 2006 for two years regarding his hacking of a political website. The prosecutors pointed out that he was on trial again for virtually the same type of activity: breaking the law to prove a point.

When the judge called Hammond to make a statement, he stood and grinned at one of his friends before walking to the podium to speak. “I’m actually sick now,” he said, to excuse his raspy speaking voice. Hammond said he felt he “had an obligation to expose injustice and bring truth to light.”

Hammond said that Sabu, the de facto Anonymous leader turned FBI informant, had suggested many targets for hacking after the two became friends and that Sabu encouraged the hack of Stratfor. “It came as a great surprise when I learned Sabu was talking to the FBI the entire time,” Hammond said. Hammond continued by saying that the injustice of surveillance “cannot be cured by an institutional firm, but [instead] by civil disobedience and direct action.”

Hammond was one of the highest-profile catches for the FBI by way of Sabu. He chatted to Sabu as the Stratfor hack was in progress, and Sabu offered Hammond use of one of his servers to store the information culled from Stratfor’s databases.

The FBI then used Sabu’s IRC chat logs to put together information on Hammond and his various online nicknames, which included sup_g, yohoho, and anarchaos. By February of 2012, the FBI was parked outside Hammond’s home, preparing to monitor his Web traffic and line up his online activities to real-life movements with support from Sabu. On March 5, 2012, Hammond was arrested.
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#MillionMaskMarch , is being dubbed the largest worldwide protest in history. "Remember, Remember The Fifth Of November"
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**Do you not see the media is NOT covering this..?**
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