Anonymous hacker Jeremy Hammond pleads guilty to Stratfor breach

Hacker and activist Jeremy Hammond pleaded guilty Tuesday morning in a New York courtroom to violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act as a member of the Internet collective known as Anonymous.

Hammond, 28, was arrested last March and charged with hacking into the computers of Strategic Forecasting Inc., or Stratfor, a global intelligence company based out of Austin, Texas.

He has been held in jail for nearly 15 months since being apprehended and faced a potential life sentence if convicted by a jury.

After spending more than a year behind bars with weeks spent in solitary confinement, Hammond pleaded guilty early Tuesday for his role in the Stratfor hack as well as eight other computer network intrusions. RT’s Lori Harfenist at the courthouse and reports back.


Anonymous & YTCracker ► Computer Crime

[Fuck.Sabu] YTCracker support « Jeremy Hammond » aka « Anarchaos ». The Anonymous Solidarity Network is happy to announce that YTCracker has donated some of his music to be used on the benefit CD for Jeremy Hammond. YTCracker with « Computer Crime » support Jeremy Hammond.

YTCracker is a « former » hacker turned nerdcore rapper most known for defacing the webpages of several federal and municipal government websites in the United States at the age of 17. The CD project is still being developed but we are sure that YTCracker’s contribution will become a feature of the CD. We thank everyone who has contributed to the project and the artists who have donated their music to be used.

Anonymous & YTCracker ► Free Jeremy Hammond

YTCracker support Jeremy Hammond with the new single « Otherworldly Foe ». We are The Anonymous Solidarity Network. We will not forgive. We will not forget until every Anon is free! We are inspired to action by the prosecution of our friends and family. Our friends and family, Anons prosecuted for having taken actions we believe are legitimate acts of protest against an unjust and corrupt state.

Hammond’s next court hearing will be on April 5th, 2013. Until then, he will remain at the MCC, with limited phone and visitation time, due to his isolation. Mail to Jeremy Hammond can be sent to:

Jeremy Hammond, #18729-424
Metropolitan Correctional Center
150 Park Row
New York, New York, 10007