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Hackers attack US justice department

Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 00:46

Jan 27 - A group of hackers known as 'Anonymous' attack the website of the U.S. Department of Justice, voicing outrage over the suicide of Aaron Swartz. Sarah Charlton reports.

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Hackers claim they've infiltrated a website of the U.S. Justice Department, in response to the suicide of an internet activist. The Sentencing Commission site shut down on Saturday (January 26), amid claims hackers had access to government data. The group "Anonymous" said they did it in support of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz, who killed himself earlier this month. The 26-year-old had been facing trial for stealing articles from an online archive. In a video posted online, Anonymous criticized his prosecution. The FBI says the attack is under investigation.

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Hackers attack US justice department

Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 00:46

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