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MIT Website Hacked by Anonymous

MIT website hacked by Anonymous, the website has been defaced for one hour. On the anniversary of young hacker and digital activist Aaron Swartz's death, Anonymous has re-engaged its Operation


Creative Commons and Demand Progress co-founder Aaron Swartz committed suicide in New York City on Friday, Jan. 11

MIT previously claimed to have played a neutral role in the prosecution of Aaron Swartz, however information later suggested that MIT likely played an active role in the prosecution.

Anonymous has directed visitors who land on MIT's Cogen website to the website for "The Day We Fight Back," a protest on February 11, 2014 against surveillance. 

This is not the first time Anonymous and its Operation Last resort has hacked MIT in the name of Aaron Swartz.

The first time was shortly after Swartz's suicide on January 11, 2013, and the second hack on MIT a huge takedown happened on January 22, 2013.

In September 2012, Aaron Swartz was charged with thirteen counts of felony hacking after a July 2011 arrest for allegedly scraping 4 million MIT papers from the JSTOR online journal archive.

The page is now titled THE DAY WE FIGHT BACK.

The defacement states "REMEMBER THE DAY WE FIGHT BACK REMEMBER" and remains as of this writing, with the SSL-enabled version of the site redirecting to the page on load.



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