Anonymous hacker may get life in prison.

Federal Judge Loretta Preska rejected a request by Hammond’s defense team to release him under house arrest with family. (Chicagoist)

Russia Today reported:

A pretrial hearing in the case against accused LulzSec hacker Jeremy Hammond this week ended with the 27-year-old Chicago man being told he could be sentenced to life in prison for compromising the computers of Stratfor.

Judge Loretta Preska told Hammond in a Manhattan courtroom on Tuesday that he could be sentenced to serve anywhere from 360 months-to-life if convicted on all charges relating to last year’s hack of Strategic Forecasting, or Stratfor, a global intelligence company whose servers were infiltrated by an offshoot of the hacktivist collective Anonymous.

Hammond is not likely to take the stand until next year, but so far has been imprisoned for eight months without trial. Legal proceedings in the case might soon be called into question, however, after it’s been revealed that Judge Preska’s husband was a victim of the Stratfor hack.

According to the indictment filed in March, Hammond illegally obtained credit card information stolen from Stratfor and uploaded it to a server that was unbeknownst to him maintained by the federal government. Months earlier the FBI had arrested Hector Xavier Monsegur, a New York hacker who spearheaded LulzSec under the alias “Sabu,” and relied on from thereon out to help the authorities nab other individuals affiliated with Anonymous and LulzSec. The feds say Hammond openly admitted to compromising Stratfor’s data in online chats with their informant and unsealed a three count indictment against him relating to hacking back in March.

After Anons gained access to Stratfor’s servers, they collected a trove of internal emails and more thousands of credit card details belonging to the firm’s paid subscribers that were released last Christmas. A class action suit was filed against Strafor over the breach of security, and in June the company settled with its customers at an estimated cost of $1.75 million.

Jeremy Hammond’s twin brother Jason went on AnonOps radio recently to discuss projects being organized by the Jeremy Hammond Support Network.

 

 

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  1. Oh, a nice communal, painfully equal living situation. Just what he always wanted. When his roommate gets a whiff of what the hair smells like, it’s all coming off…the hard way.

  2. “Legal proceedings in the case might soon be called into question, however, after it’s been revealed that Judge Preska’s husband was a victim of the Stratfor hack.”

    What other idiots besides the judge failed to see that this could be a problem for the prosecution?

  3. You guys think this judge thing was an accident? The current regime WANTS Stratfor gone…

  4. I think the bigger question is whether the US government should be involved with private industry intelligence contractors.

    There seems to be a huge conflict of interest with what information Stratfor would give the US government.

  5. Merry Christmas to US!!

  6. #1 November 24, 2012 at 10:15 am
    vonvervengarten commented:
    :lol: !!!

  7. Lock him up for life. And then shut down the pos site 4chan too. Because that is where anonymous operates and do their operations there. Problem solved!

  8. 360 month to life … that is a long time to get acquainted and hack on his cellmate Leroy’s hardrive

  9. Life in prison so we can pay to keep him in with tax payer money…I will gladly donate the bullet to save millions of dollars

  10. #12 you are reading my mind.

    WE the People need to rid ourselves of the social vermin.

    Our society is collapsing due to the willfull intent of the left/democrats.

    All by design, man is imperfect, yet he will not yeild to the will of GOD.

    How’s this gonna end, hmmm, seems I read a good book about it once.

  11. Dreadlocks, really? Haven’t they gone out of style. This is another lazy way to get out of shampooing your hair.

  12. Stratfor and uploaded it to a server that was unbeknownst to him maintained by the federal government.

    :lol: :lol: IDIOT!!

  13. Just as I thought, these script kiddies have long hair, pimples and live in mommy’s basement.

  14. I love snitches and in Obama world, whistle blowers.

  15. For every Jeremy Hammond, there are a 100 more. 1000′s more.

  16. #5 November 24, 2012 at 11:04 am
    Matt commented:

    So the guy should walk? Get a free pass on fraud and identity theft just because the company was a private intelligence company?



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