Accused LulzSec Hacker Could Face Life Imprisonment
Judge calls alleged Stratfor data breach mastermind 'flight risk,' denies bail; defense attorney suggests FBI entrapment
Accused LulzSec participant Jeffrey Hammond faces a potential prison sentence of more than 30 years if found guilty of all charges filed against him.
That warning was made last week by U.S. District Court chief judge Loretta Preska, who presided over a bail hearing for Hammond.
In early May 2012, a federal grand jury handed down a superseding indictment in the case against alleged LulzSec and Anonymous leaders, accusing Hammond of masterminding the LulzSec and Anonymous attacks against the website of Stratfor (a.k.a. Strategic Forecasting), beginning in December 2011. Hammond (a.k.a. Anarchaos, burn, POW, ghost, and anarchaker) was also charged with using some of the stolen credit card data to help make $700,000 in unauthorized charges, and accused of participating in a a hack of the Arizona Department of Public Safety website....