Anonymous-Linked Stratfor Hacker Gets 10 Years

Law360, New York (November 15, 2013, 2:39 PM EST) -- An Anonymous-affiliated hacker who stole data from intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting Inc. and others was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison, after a judge rejected his argument that his so-called hacktivism was Martin Luther King Jr.-styled civil disobedience.

Jeremy Hammond, 28, was also ordered to serve three years' probation after release with extensive restrictions on his use of a computer. U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska imposed the sentence at a morning hearing in Manhattan federal court.

Hammond, who has been incarcerated in Manhattan federal jail...
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