A week ago Anonymous launched the first phase of OpLastResort by attacking the website of the U.S. Sentencing Commission. After hijacking the site, the hacktivists threatened to release information pilfered from its servers unless the United States reformed its justice system.
Following Anonymous's action, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, and ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder warning him that the panel is scrutinizing whether the charges and penalties leveled at Swartz were appropriate, and whether political factors influenced the prosecution efforts.
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