Two years since Aaron Swartz's death: MIT Hacked


It has been two years since the death of Aaron Swartz. To commemorate the anniversary of his suicide, a hacker with the nickname "Ulzr1z" violated and distorted the websites of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT.Aaron Swartz

The attackers or the attacker managed to distort 15's different website sites by adding the following text, which has already been removed:mit hacked

./ Hacked by Ulzr1z
Follow me @ulzr1z
#OpAaronSwartz
Hacked!

The attackers managed to gain access to the WordPress admin panel, which controlled all of the Foundation's websites. With a Tweet they posted a screenshot to show access.mit hacked 1

0x50776e6564 @ulzr1z
Admin Massachusetts Institute of Technology Panel, #MIT #Hacked Access to all other subdomain

15 distorted subdomains included Web pages for subjects such as Social Physics, and they all published Pastebin.

This is not the first time that MIT is a goal as a protest against the death of activist Aaron Swartz.

Two years ago, the 2013, the Anonymous attackers completely downloaded the site to avenge Swartz's death.

Who was Aaron Swartz

At age 14 he became one of his authors RSS template (RDF Site Summary), a way to broadcast information from a web site, usually news or announcements of new blog posts, in a fast and easy way to other pages or applications (syndication).

Later he actively participated in the organization Creative Commons which was founded by Professor Larry Lessee and his community Reddit, of which he was a co-founder.

Ο Aaron Swartz he attended Stanford for a year, but left his studies and then devoted himself to programming and political cyber-activism.

In 2009 it managed to download and then make available freely on the Internet about 20% of the documents from federal courts which were registered in the PACER database. Although typically supposed to be free, PACER charged for access, but Swartz managed to make it available to the general public.

Shortly afterwards, 2011, almost secretly attaching a laptop to MIT's network, downloaded from the JSTOR base, with the support of hundreds of scientific journals, four million publications, many of which should also be freely available common property.

The publications were released by him in the form of a torrent file on the Internet, exaggerating MIT and JSTOR. Swartz was arrested, but was released on bail, but was accused of fraud.

Both cases put Swartz in the crosshairs of the US authorities who launched an investigation against him.

Aaron Swartz was a prominent political activist in the field of digital rights and against state interference, and he had written and distributed quite freely programs.

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