By brittanyflohr in Chicago, Illinois, Investigations, Missing Persons, Missing Persons Investigations at November 22nd, 2013 |
Police are searching for a 36-year-old woman reported missing from the East Garfield Park neighborhood.
Christina “Chrissy” Brocks, of the 2800 block of West Jackson Boulevard, was last seen Thursday at 8 p.m. Brocks, who is described as having a light complexion, blonde hair and blue eyes, uses a motorized wheelchair. Read the full article »
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By brittanyflohr in caught, Crime, Hacking, Safety, scam at November 20th, 2013 |
NEW YORK — Convicted hacker Jeremy Hammond was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for stealing internal emails from the global intelligence firm Stratfor.
Shuffling into courtroom with long, wavy hair and a wide smile, Hammond shouted “what’s up, my brothers” to a courtroom packed with scores of supporters. When it was his turn to speak to the court, he claimed in a defiant sentencing statement that his acts were meant to expose the truth and that he hacked foreign government websites at the behest of an FBI informant.
“The acts of civil disobedience and direct action that I am being sentenced for today are in line with the principles of community and equality that have guided my life,” Hammond said in a prepared statement provided to HuffPost Live. “I took responsibility for my actions, by pleading guilty, but when will the government be made to answer for its crimes?” Read the full article »
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By brittanyflohr in caught, Chicago, Crime, Hacking, Safety, scam at November 15th, 2013 |
A Chicago “hacktivist” labeled by federal prosecutors as one of the world’s most dangerous cyberterrorists faces up to 10 years in prison when he’s sentenced in a New York courtroom today.
When federal agents kicked in the door of his South Side home in March 2012, Jeremy Hammond was already a cause celebre among anarchists and cyberterrorists for his sophisticated infiltration of government and corporate websites.
Facing sentencing for his politically motivated hacking spree, Hammond has a growing number of more mainstream supporters after recent revelations by Edward Snowden have seemingly given credence to Hammond’s belief that government and powerful corporations that operate in secrecy need to be checked and exposed.
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By brittanyflohr in caught, Crime, Hacking, invasion of privacy, Technology at November 13th, 2013 |
NEW YORK — A New York City police detective who lives in Bronxville has admitted to paying hackers thousands of dollars to break into email and cellphone accounts of his ex-girlfriend, fellow colleagues and others, officials said.
Edwin Vargas pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan to computer hacking and conspiring to commit computer hacking, misdemeanors. Read the full article »
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