Stratfor Hacker's Sentence Signals Cyberattack Crackdown

Law360, New York (November 15, 2013, 7:13 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge's decision Friday to hand Jeremy Hammond a 10-year prison term for his cyberassault on Strategic Forecasting Inc. showed she took a dim view of his political activism, lawyers said Friday, giving hope to companies grappling with protecting workers and information that the sentence will make a future attacker think twice.

Legal experts weighed in after U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska told the 28-year-old — who went far beyond the norm in hacking circles, accessing credit cards and encouraging their use in...
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