Thursday, July 21, 2011

Under attack: Sony, CIA....JSTOR?!

Corporations and government have recently been under intense hacker attacks and now Academia is also a target: programmer and internet activist Aaron Swartz has been indicted for illegally downloading millions of articles from JSTOR via a MIT account.
This statement from the US justice department states:
AARON SWARTZ, 24was charged in an indictment with wire fraud, computer fraud, unlawfully obtaining information from a protected computer, and recklessly damaging a protected computer. If convicted on these charges, SWARTZ faces up to 35 years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, restitution, forfeiture and a fine of up to $1 million

JSTOR is not pressing charges and has issued this statement
See also New York Times article: Internet Activist Charged in MIT Data Theft

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