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updated Tue. December 27, 2022

Lots of rookie mistakes can leave you vulnerable to online hackers, yet none are as easy to crack as that one key phrase. Unfortunately for one “mastermind” hacker, however, his own trick turned against him. Yes, that's right—one weak password led to this talented techie's downfall. Jeremy Hammond will spend 10 years in ...

Six months ago, Hector Monsegur hit send on an email to about a dozen new hires on the IT staff of a certain Seattle-based tech company whose names were carefully chosen from social media. The email, as he describes it, was a classic phishing scheme: It spoofed a note asking the targets to log into a ...
Here in prison, I am asked a lot about hacking and especially about Anonymous, because of course there is interest in new technologies like Bitcoin for money or darknets for fraud. After all, convicts – like hackers – develop their own codes and ethics, and they are constantly finding ways to scam and ...
A notorious hacker serving a federal prison sentence revealed that a weak password -- his cat's name -- may have led to his downfall. Jeremy Hammond, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence for his role in cyber attacks against a private defense firm, law enforcement agencies and what prosecutors ...
He is currently serving a 10-year jail sentence at Manchester Federal Prison in rural Kentucky, one of the longest a US hacker has ever received, after breaking into the Stratfor intelligence company's website. November 15, will mark his first anniversary behind bars. Hammond believes it is laughable that ...
Hammond, who associated with online activist group Anonymous and the hacker group LulzSec, is serving a 10-year prison sentence for a 2011 cyberattack that exposed tens of thousands of consumer credit card numbers and millions of private emails affiliated with the global intelligence firm Strategic ...
Jeremy Hammond, the Anonymous hacktivist who released millions of emails relating to the private intelligence firm Stratfor, has denounced his prosecution and lengthy prison sentence as a “vengeful, spiteful act” designed to put a chill on politically-motivated hacking. Hammond was sentenced on Friday ...
NEW YORK — Convicted hacker Jeremy Hammond was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for stealing internal emails from the global intelligence firm Stratfor. Shuffling into courtroom with long, wavy hair and a wide smile, Hammond shouted “what's up, my brothers” to a courtroom packed with scores ...
Three months later, on the evening of March 5th, 2012, more than a dozen federal law-enforcement officers broke down the door of a small brick house on the southwest side of Chicago and arrested Jeremy Hammond, a 27-year-old anarchist and computer hacker they believed to be sup_g. Six feet tall and ...


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