Casey Johnston During the sentencing hearing of convicted hacker Jeremy Hammond on Friday, the young Chicagoan began to read from his prepared statement, saying that he had been directed to hack various foreign government websites by Anonymous leader turned FBI informant Sabu. In court, Hammond said that “these intrusions, all of which were suggested by Sabu while cooperating with the FBI, affected thousands of domain names and consisted largely of foreign government websites, including those of Turkey, Iran—” before the judge cut him off and said that the list of targets was to be redacted. However, shortly after the hearing concluded, Jacob Appelbaum, a well-known American computer security researcher currently living in Berlin, began tweeting what he claimed was the unredacted list of targets, based on a Pastebin post.

Appelbaum later linked to that version of Hammond’s statement, which was not redacted.     

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