Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Agreeing with Anonymous?

The news of the latest Anonymous hack has me vexed. Here's an clip from SCMagazine on their latest hack:

"Just hours after releasing the recording of its daring interception of an FBI-Scotland Yard conference call, Anonymous had more surprises in store on Friday, this time leaking 300 GB of data it hijacked from the law firm Puckett & Faraj, which represents a U.S. Marine accused of killing 24 Iraqi civilians in 2005.

Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich received no jail time last month in a sentencing that followed a deal in which he pleaded guilty to negligent dereliction of duty. Originally he faced up to 152 years in prison for nine manslaughter charges stemming from a raid on homes in the Euphrates Valley city of Haditha. He admitted to telling his men to "shoot first, ask questions later," which they did, killing seven children, three women and a 76-year-old man, according to reports.

The plea bargain approved by Lt. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser called for no jail time -- he would not explain why he offered this deal, reports said. The sentencing judge recommended Wuterich's rank be reduced to private, which came with a moderate pay cut."

I'm against Anonymous hacking anyone, but this one made me think. The government has arrested Bradley Manning for leaking information to Wikileaks, but allows Frank Wuterich to walk out free after admitting to multiple murders. The hypocrisy of this event is absolutely astounding!! Both sides are wrong, but murder outweighs hacking any day.

I'm on the fence with this hack. I don't encourage Anonymous in anyway, but this still has me thinking.

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