Friday, May 26, 2006

 

Hacker Indicted

Jeremy Alexander Hammond was indicted for hacking ProtestWarrior.com's server and stealing information which included my credit card information.

On May 23, 2006, a grand jury at the U.S. District Court in Illinois handed down an indictment against Jeremy Alexander Hammond for hacking into the ProtestWarrior server.

The indictment reads in part, "Between January and February 2005, defendant HAMMOND accessed ProtestWarrior.com's server without authority on multiple occasions in an effort to obtain information not otherwise available to him or the general public, specifically credit card numbers, home addresses, and other identifying information of the members and customers of ProtestWarrior.com."

The specific violation is of Title 18, US Code, Sections 1030 (a)(2)(c) and 2. Per our understanding of the law, Jeremy faces a possible fine and imprisonment for up to 5 years.


I am sure that Jeremy won't do any time but if he does I have a new cause for him to take up. Jeremy is a slight, wee, boyish man. Of course that does not stop him from being a first class jerk.

ProtestWarrior will be releasing more details as they become available, including:

*chat logs between Jeremy and his cohorts' discussing their grand plans for
-the stolen credit cards
-the PW server
-PW's database
-previous attack on PW HQ
-other conservative sites they planned to attack

*video of Jeremy at DEFCON boasting of his plans to commit "electronic disobedience" and credit card fraud

*details of his violent criminal history including his arrest for assaulting a police officer and an arrest for punching his female roommate in the face [Emphasis Added.]

*information on the upcoming trial


I will be on this story like a prison gangster on a frail, pale hacker. ProtestWarrior has a forum and here is the threads discussing the capture and indictment.


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