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UK Anonymous Hacktivists Get Jail Time 96

twoheadedboy writes "Two members of the Anonymous hacking collective have been handed a total of 25 months in prison. Christopher Weatherhead, a 22-year-old who went under the pseudonym Nerdo, received the most severe punishment — 18 months in prison. Another member, Ashley Rhodes, was handed seven months, whilst Peter Gibson was given a six-month suspended sentence. They were convicted for hitting a variety of websites, including those belonging to PayPal and MasterCard."
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UK Anonymous Hacktivists Get Jail Time

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 24, 2013 @10:58PM (#42687155)

    This is screwed up. Even the worst dictators in history have served less time. In 1923 Hitler attempted a coup with something like 600 men. He served just 9 months in jail. This was before coming to power legally (though what came later was contrary to the law of the land from my understanding of what happened). You would think threatening a countries leaders would get you more time than some minor protesting. Yes- this is protesting. It might be criminal although it is no worse than blocking traffic.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 25, 2013 @12:07AM (#42687597)

    Rape is terrible, we all know it's a horrible crime. Why when someone convicted of a crime, especially non-violent, is it suddenly a hilarious prospect?

    Victorian insensibility has led to Americans giggling like schoolgirls if someone says penis.

    Now, I'm sure woman-on-woman rape happens in our pathetic prison system, but for the most part, we're pretty much talking about male-on-male rape.




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