“A line was crossed” when Internet activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide two weeks ago, said the website of the U.S. Sentencing Commission on Saturday morning. No, it was not the work of the commission itself: the website was hijacked by the hacker group Anonymous. The coalition claimed to be protesting the case of the Reddit cofounder and freedom-of-information activist Aaron Swartz, who killed himself during a long legal battle after he illegally downloaded and shared court documents and academic papers online. Anonymous says it now has secret information from several government computer systems and is threatening to release it.
REVENGE Anonymous hacked Sentencing site early Saturday. (AP)