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Anonymous Strikes Back: Website for US Sentencing Commission hacked with WARNING and Supreme Court files for each justice UPDATED

The link to the cached website if you want to see it as it was.

The link to the "warheads" if you are interested in downloading them.

Citizens of the world,

Anonymous has observed for some time now the trajectory of justice in the United States with growing concern. We have marked the departure of this system from the noble ideals in which it was born and enshrined. We have seen the erosion of due process, the dilution of constitutional rights, the usurpation of the rightful authority of courts by the "discretion" of prosecutors. We have seen how the law is wielded less and less to uphold justice, and more and more to exercise control, authority and power in the interests of oppression or personal gain.

We have been watching, and waiting.

Two weeks ago today, a line was crossed. Two weeks ago today, Aaron Swartz was killed. Killed because he faced an impossible choice. Killed because he was forced into playing a game he could not win -- a twisted and distorted perversion of justice -- a game where the only winning move was not to play.

Anonymous immediately convened an emergency council to discuss our response to this tragedy. After much heavy-hearted discussion, the decision was upheld to engage the United States Department of Justice and its associated executive branches in a game of a similar nature, a game in which the only winning move is not to play.

Last year the Federal Bureau of Investigation revelled in porcine glee at its successful infiltration of certain elements of Anonymous. This infiltration was achieved through the use of the *same tactics which lead to Aaron Swartz' death. It would not have been possible were it not for the power of federal prosecutors to thoroughly destroy the lives of any hacktivists they apprehend through the very real threat of highly disproportionate sentencing.

As a result of the FBI's infiltration and entrapment tactics, several more of our brethren now face similar disproportionate persecution, the balance of their lives hanging on the severely skewed scales of a broken justice system.

We have felt within our hearts a burning rage in reaction to these events, but we have not allowed ourselves to be drawn into a foolish and premature response. We have bidden our time, operating in the shadows, adapting our tactics and honing our abilities. We have allowed the FBI and its masters in government -- both the puppet and the shadow government that controls it -- to believe they had struck a crippling blow to our infrastructure, that they had demoralized us, paralyzed us with paranoia and fear. We have held our tongue and waited.

With Aaron's death we can wait no longer. The time has come to show the United States Department of Justice and its affiliates the true meaning of infiltration. The time has come to give this system a taste of its own medicine. The time has come for them to feel the helplessness and fear that comes with being forced into a game where the odds are stacked against them.

This website was chosen due to the symbolic nature of its purpose -- the federal sentencing guidelines which enable prosecutors to cheat citizens of their constitutionally-guaranteed right to a fair trial, by a jury of their peers -- the federal sentencing guidelines which are in clear violation of the 8th amendment protection against cruel and unusual punishments. This website was also chosen due to the nature of its visitors. It is far from the only government asset we control, and we have exercised such control for quite some time...

There has been a lot of fuss recently in the technological media regarding such operations as Red October, the widespread use of vulnerable browsers and the availability of zero-day exploits for these browsers and their plugins. None of this comes of course as any surprise to us, but it is perhaps good that those within the information security industry are making the extent of these threats more widely understood.

Still there is nothing quite as educational as a well-conducted demonstration...

Through this websites and various others that will remain unnamed, we have been conducting our own infiltration. We did not restrict ourselves like the FBI to one high-profile compromise. We are far more ambitious, and far more capable. Over the last two weeks we have wound down this operation, removed all traces of leakware from the compromised systems, and taken down the injection apparatus used to detect and exploit vulnerable machines.

We have enough fissile material for multiple warheads. Today we are launching the first of these. Operation Last Resort has begun...

Warhead - U S - D O J - L E A - 2013 . A E E 256 is primed and armed. It has been quietly distributed to numerous mirrors over the last few days and is available for download from this website now. We encourage all Anonymous to syndicate this file as widely as possible.

The contents are various and we won't ruin the speculation by revealing them. Suffice it to say, everyone has secrets, and some things are not meant to be public. At a regular interval commencing today, we will choose one media outlet and supply them with heavily redacted partial contents of the file. Any media outlets wishing to be eligible for this program must include within their reporting a means of secure communications.

We have not taken this action lightly, nor without consideration of the possible consequences. Should we be forced to reveal the trigger-key to this warhead, we understand that there will be collateral damage. We appreciate that many who work within the justice system believe in those principles that it has lost, corrupted, or abandoned, that they do not bear the full responsibility for the damages caused by their occupation.

It is our hope that this warhead need never be detonated.

However, in order for there to be a peaceful resolution to this crisis, certain things need to happen. There must be reform of outdated and poorly-envisioned legislation, written to be so broadly applied as to make a felony crime out of violation of terms of service, creating in effect vast swathes of crimes, and allowing for selective punishment. There must be reform of mandatory minimum sentencing. There must be a return to proportionality of punishment with respect to actual harm caused, and consideration of motive and mens rea. The inalienable right to a presumption of innocence and the recourse to trial and possibility of exoneration must be returned to its sacred status, and not gambled away by pre-trial bargaining in the face of overwhelming sentences, unaffordable justice and disfavourable odds. Laws must be upheld unselectively, and not used as a weapon of government to make examples of those it deems threatening to its power.

For good reason the statue of lady justice is blindfolded. No more should her innocence be besmirked, her scales tipped, nor her swordhand guided. Furthermore there must be a solemn commitment to freedom of the internet, this last great common space of humanity, and to the common ownership of information to further the common good.

We make this statement do not expect to be negotiated with; we do not desire to be negotiated with. We understand that due to the actions we take we exclude ourselves from the system within which solutions are found. There are others who serve that purpose, people far more respectable than us, people whose voices emerge from the light, and not the shadows. These voices are already making clear the reforms that have been necessary for some time, and are outright required now.

It is these people that the justice system, the government, and law enforcement must engage with. Their voices are already ringing strong with a chorus of determined resolution. We demand only that this chorus is not ignored. We demand the government does not make the mistake of hoping that time will dampen its ringing, that they can ride out this wave of determination, that business as usual can continue after a sufficient period of lip-service and back-patting.

Not this time. This time there will be change, or there will be chaos...


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If they enforced bank regulations like they do park rules, we wouldn't be in this mess

by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 10:46 AM
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by Platinum Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 6:31 PM
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or by banks selling mortgage backed securities (junk) with fradulent ratings to pension funds, then bankrupted AIG by insuring themselve against their inevitable failure? 

Quoting Jers.:

They can't be shut down.  You have no idea what they are or how they work or you wouldn't suggest such a thing.

Do you get this upset when our elected officials and those running our justice system break the law?

Quoting kailu1835:

What they are doing is 100% illegal and they need to be shut down.  I don't care if they do look like martyrs.  They've caused enough harm with their vigilante ways.

Quoting brookiecookie87:

Quoting kailu1835:

Wave goodbye to anonymous.

This technique is one they should have done earlier. Wikileaks did the same thing. They released a file that contained information on banks (That was encrypted) and said that if the US Targets the rest of Wikileaks the way it targeted Julian Assange they would give everyone the key to decrypt it.

Surprise, surprise, it has been awhile now. And for some odd reason the US has left Wikileaks alone. And have seemed to ease up on the pressure on Julian Assange.

If they did indeed download files on the Supreme Court justices that shows Corruption at the very top. It would almost greatly benefit Anonymous if they tried to make Anonymous go "goodbye".  Because Anonymous is pulling the same card saying if they are targeted they will release the keys to the information.

So even after that happens if they are indeed taken out. More people will see the Corruption and see the way our government cracks down on those who want to show the corruption. And it will create more followers of Anonymous.

We have seen wars with swords and spears. We have seen army lines march to shoot at each other. We have seen trench warfare. We have seen guerilla warfare. We have seen air fights. Naval fights. Cold wars. And apparently we are coming to a new kind of war. Based on Information.

by Ruby Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 4:44 AM
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Quoting kailu1835:

Anonymous is an entity, not an idea.  It's a group of people banded together to commit crimes.  What they are doing is wrong, plain and simple, beyond being completely and 100% illegal.

Let me see if I can explain things for you in a bit more detail.   I'll start by looking at real life.

Anyone can go to a costume shop and buy a Halloween mask, make one themselves, or even just wear a balaclava if they want to mask their identity in the real world.

Some people use masks for fun.   Some people use masks to rob innocent people.   Some people use masks on political demonstrations in repressive countries, so the secret police don't shoot their families.

Nobody holds a kid walking around on Halloween responsible for all the banks that get robbed, and accuses the kid of being evil for wearing a mask.

Doing stuff together online as a group of anonymous people who don't know who each other are, is an idea.

Some of the things people do that way, such as publicising already documents from Scientology already legally released via a court case, are entirely legal.

Some of the things people do that way are not legal.    And, of those, some are indeed highly immoral and destructive.   Others are the electronic equivalent of spray painting graffitti on a Nestle billboard poster saying "Nestle sucks - they gave powdered milk to mothers in Africa for the first three weeks, long enough for the breastmilk to dry up, then started charging for it."

There is a meme, a zeitgeist, which has given people doing things online anonymously a brand identity.  This identity consists of a name "Anonymous", a visual image (the Guy Fawkes mask from V for Vendetta) and a couple of other things.   It is a bit like the way that people who meet up to go on motorcycle rides often all wear black leather jackets.

But it is NOT a single group.   There is no single organisational structure that lets such people talk to each other, or exclude someone and prevent them from claiming to be part of Anonymous.   There are various online locations which help some of these people talk to each other and organise campaigns, just as motorbike clubs exist to help bikers meet up with each other.

And what any particular group of anonymous people decide to do on a particular campaign is up to them.  It won't necessarily be criminal.

For example, suppose I started an anonymous thread in the CafeMom group Mom Confessions asking for anonymous volunteers for a campaign to post a picture of a troll in reply to any thread in which the original post quotes Rush Limbaugh.    If I branded my request using a Guy Fawkes mask, that would be just as valid a part of Anonymous as any other campaigns so branded.

(Admittedly that would be very weak anonymity, because CafeMom could trace who was part of it, but there are cryptographic ways to get around that which could be used.  The principle is the same.)

by Ruby Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 4:48 AM
Quoting kailu1835:

They've caused enough harm with their vigilante ways.

In general I agree with you that vigilantism is not the optimum way of achieving something, ESPECIALLY when there is no quality control over which groups of people are allowed to direct a lynching.

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