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Re: <nettime> claimed excerpts from Jeremy Hammond's sentencing statement

On 11/17/2013 05:44 AM, nettime's_dumpster_diver wrote:
>      [ ]
> Good morning. Thank you for this opportunity. My name is Jeremy Hammond
> and I'm here to be sentenced for hacking activities carried out during
> my involvement with Anonymous. I have been locked up at MCC for the past
> 20 months and have had a lot of time to think about how I would explain
> my actions.

Hammond supporters publish alleged list of foreign targets that FBI had
him hack

List includes gov't sites from Turkey, Iran, Brazil, Slovenia, and more.
by Cyrus Farivar - Nov 15 2013, 9:04pm CET

During the sentencing hearing of convicted hacker Jeremy Hammond on
Friday, the young Chicagoan began to read from his prepared statement,
saying that he had been directed to hack various foreign government
websites by Anonymous leader turned FBI informant Sabu.

Judge cites "unrepentant recidivism" as the reason for a maximum sentence

In court, Hammond said that “these intrusions, all of which were
suggested by Sabu while cooperating with the FBI, affected thousands
of domain names and consisted largely of foreign government websites,
including those of Turkey, Iran—” before the judge cut him off and
said that the list of targets was to be redacted.

However, shortly after the hearing concluded, Jacob Appelbaum, a
well-known American computer security researcher currently living in
Berlin, began tweeting what he claimed was the unredacted list of
targets, based on a Pastebin post. Appelbaum later linked to that
version of Hammond’s statement, which was not redacted.

According to that apparently unredacted version, Hammond wrote:

    At his request, these websites were broken into, their e-mails
and databases were uploaded to Sabu's FBI server, and the password
information and the location of root backdoors were supplied. These
intrusions took place in January/February of 2012 and affected over
2000 domains, including numerous foreign government websites in
Brazil, Turkey, Syria, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Nigeria, Iran, Slovenia,
Greece, Pakistan, and others. A few of the compromised websites
that I recollect include the official website of the Governor of
Puerto Rico, the Internal Affairs Division of the Military Police of
Brazil, the official website of the Crown Prince of Kuwait, the Tax
Department of Turkey, the Iranian Academic Center for Education and
Cultural Research, the Polish Embassy in the UK, and the Ministry of
Electricity of Iraq.

If Hammond’s supposed allegations are true, it would suggest that
the FBI was directing foreign attacks through Sabu. The FBI did not
immediately respond to Ars’ request for comment.

The original redacted statement, published on the website of Hammond’s
spokesperson, Andy Stepanian of the Sparrow Project, has each target’s
name X'd out.

Stepanian declined to confirm or deny to Ars the targets being
circulated by Appelbaum and others, as he did not wish to get Hammond or
his attorneys in further trouble with the judge.

“[Appelbaum’s] a very smart guy,” he told Ars. “I'm not going to verify
which ones are which. But it's at least seven. Based on the sentence
structure, it seems as if [Hammond] was going in order of importance. I
know I'm being very cryptic and I apologize.”

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