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Hacker sentenced to 10 years in prison

  • A hacker from Chicago got sentenced to 10 years in prison for being involved in a series of high-profile attacks. 

    Although, Jeremy Hammond's attorneys attempted to use several letters of support from people such as Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsburg, the judge said Hammond deserved the maximum penalty. 

    "I think my days of hacking are done," the 28-year-old hacker said just before being sentenced. "That's a role for somebody else now." 

    Hammond mentioned that he targeted "law enforcement systems because of the racism and inequality with which the criminal law is enforced." 

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