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'Anonymous' members plead guilty to attack on PayPal

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Dec 2013 11:08 User comments (1)

'Anonymous' members plead guilty to attack on PayPal The US DOJ has announced that thirteen 'Anonymous' members have pleaded guilty for their part in a 2010 attack on PayPal.
All of the defendants admitted to carrying out the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. Anonymous claimed responsibility for the attack at the time, which temporarily took down the PayPal site and service.

The attack was retribution for PayPal suspending the accounts of WikiLeaks.

Ten of the hackers plead guilty to felony charges, but they can change it to a misdemeanor if the defendants do not violate their agreements before sentencing.

The defendants will be sentenced next December.

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18.12.2013 11:17

a lesser crime punishable by a fine and/or county jail time for up to one year. Misdemeanors are distinguished from felonies which can be punished by a state prison term. They are tried in the lowest local court such as municipal, police or justice courts. Typical misdemeanors include: petty theft, disturbing the peace, simple assault and battery, drunk driving without injury to others, drunkenness in public, various traffic violations, public nuisances, and some crimes which can be charged either as a felony or misdemeanor depending on the circumstances and the discretion of the District Attorney. "High crimes and misdemeanors" referred to in the U. S. Constitution are felonies.

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