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

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.ussc.gov/

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

http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/8067849


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...

-Anonymous

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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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Whaaaaaa....O.o
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 3:52 PM
Quoting brookiecookie87:




Thank you.
Whaaaaaa....O.o
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 3:57 PM
Quoting Jers.:

http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/15/opinion/weinberger-aaron-swartz/index.html

I thought this was nice article especially for people who really have no idea who he was, what he did or why millions mourned his passing.  He was a prodigy and had so much more to contribute.  His death is all of our loss.




That is so sad. :(
12hellokitty
by Ruby Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 4:07 PM

The article says he was killed?  Interesting I thought liberals supported a persons right to take their own life, which it seems is what this person has done. 

Whaaaaaa....O.o
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 4:12 PM
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Quoting 12hellokitty:

The article says he was killed?  Interesting I thought liberals supported a persons right to take their own life, which it seems is what this person has done. 




That is a transcript of the video put out by anonymous. While it was his choice to take his own life, the actions of the govt are what lead to that decision. I am far from liberal. The punishment that the federal gvt was trying to dole out did not fit the crime.
brookiecookie87
by Platinum Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 4:19 PM
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Quoting 12hellokitty:

The article says he was killed?  Interesting I thought liberals supported a persons right to take their own life, which it seems is what this person has done. 


If you are going to try and play the word game at least do it right.

Quote:


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.

He didn't want to die. He wasn't living a miserable life.

He was a prodigy, bright, and accomplished for his age. Heck-He has done more in his life than some old men have their entire lives.

And he seemed destined to do even more.

When people are ill, laying on their death bed, cannot move, and every day is just another day of pain. Where each day is more painful than the last and each day something more is lost making everyday the worst day of your life. Sure-In those cases I can see people with the desire to end their life should have it.

But that was not the case of Aaron Swartz. He was young, healthy and on top of his game. The only thing that was there to drive him to suicide was the twisted and distorted perversion of justice aiming his way.

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

tambrathegreat
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 4:19 PM
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Wow, really?  This guy is dead, and all you can come up with is a flippant answer?  I thought conservatives prided themselves on their (as yet nonexistant) compassion.

Quoting 12hellokitty:

The article says he was killed?  Interesting I thought liberals supported a persons right to take their own life, which it seems is what this person has done. 



TranquilMind
by Platinum Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 4:33 PM

I've been hearing about Anonymous for awhile.  I'm starting to love that organization.

It's probably a group of 20 year old hackers. 

brookiecookie87
by Platinum Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 4:41 PM
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Quoting TranquilMind:

I've been hearing about Anonymous for awhile.  I'm starting to love that organization.

It's probably a group of 20 year old hackers. 

It's anyone willing to fight for the freedom of information or what they believe in.

That's the beauty of Anonymous. It is an idea. It can't be killed, arrested, or silenced.


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

survivorinohio
by René on Jan. 26, 2013 at 4:46 PM


Quoting brookiecookie87:


Quoting TranquilMind:

I've been hearing about Anonymous for awhile.  I'm starting to love that organization.

It's probably a group of 20 year old hackers. 

It's anyone willing to fight for the freedom of information or what they believe in.

That's the beauty of Anonymous. It is an idea. It can't be killed, arrested, or silenced.


Did you see our anonymous member before her membership was revoked? I was very interested in what she had to say.  Oh well it wasnt to be here I guess. 

How far you go in life depends on your being: tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of both the weak and strong.  Because someday in life you would have been one or all of these.  GeorgeWashingtonCarver


12hellokitty
by Ruby Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 4:47 PM

 To start he wasn't killed.  And as far as I'm concerned anonymous is to blame.  If they want to "play the game" they need to understand the US government plays by their own rules.


Quoting tambrathegreat:

Wow, really?  This guy is dead, and all you can come up with is a flippant answer?  I thought conservatives prided themselves on their (as yet nonexistant) compassion.

Quoting 12hellokitty:

The article says he was killed?  Interesting I thought liberals supported a persons right to take their own life, which it seems is what this person has done. 



 

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