In the lead up to the anniversary of Aaron Swartz's death, hackers have defaced MIT websites, which is seen as revenge for Swartz's arrest by MIT police for hacking that lead to his suicide.
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The hacker group Anonymous claimed responsibility for defacing the website of the US Sentencing Commission and threatened to release what they claim are secret Department of Justice files.
WikiLeaks tweeted yesterday that recently deceased Internet activist Aaron Swartz assisted them, was in contact with Julian Assange and may have been a source for the organisation.
'Hacktivist' group Anonymous has hacked the MIT site, leaving a very personal tribute to Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide this week, and calling for action to honour his memory.
The family of the late Internet activist and Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz have released an official statement, blaming US attorneys and MIT for contributing to Swartz's suicide this weekend.
It is with great sadness that Aaron Swartz, the co-author of the RSS 1.0 specification and one of the three Reddit co-owners, has taken his own life at the age of relatively young 26.
One of the co-founders of the popular web site Reddit has been charged with stealing millions of documents from computer archives at MIT and at JSTOR. The Boston Globe web site reports that 24 year...