Anonymous: 10 Things We've Learned In 2013
February 28, 2013 11:06 AM The Anonymous hacker group continues to seek equal measures of revenge, justice and reform -- preferably through chaotic means -- for perceived wrongdoings.
Digital Justice: Operation Last Resort
Seeking justice over the handling of the case of Aaron Swartz, pictured here, Anonymous launched Operation Last Resort. As with every Anonymous operation, this one sports its own tagline, or at least raison d'être. "This tragedy is basis for reform of computer crime laws, and the overzealous prosecutors," reads the group's Twitter page.
Operation Last Resort, which has been calling for an overhaul of CFAA, has also made a number of moves to help keep its public campaign high profile. Notably, the group hacked MIT's website in a tribute to Swartz. It has also defaced or disrupted multiple websites, including that of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, which establishes sentencing policies and practices for the federal courts. The group also hid Asteroids games on targeted government websites, which if unlocked via an Easter egg, allow viewers to blast the site to pieces.
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