The Major Cybercriminal: How the FBI Set Up Jeremy Hammond

A week afer much-hated hacker-turned-informant Hector "Sabu" Monsegur was released with time served by a judge who praised his "extraordinary cooperation" with the feds, two sites have leaked court documents revealing the byzantine role of the FBI in orchestrating Sabu-assisted cyberattacks waged by Anonymous and other groups against domestic and foreign websites - attacks for which Chicago hacktivist Jeremy Hammond is now serving a ten-year prison sentence. From The Daily Dot and Motherboard.

From Hammond's statement in court: "The government celebrates my conviction and imprisonment (but) when will the government be made to answer for its crimes? The U.S. hypes the threat of hackers in order to justify the multi-billion-dollar cyber security industrial complex, but it is also responsible for the same conduct it aggressively prosecutes... Frederick Douglas (said), “Power concedes nothing without a demand... The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”

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