Fox News Covers LulzSec in Typical Fox News Style (Fox News)

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    LulzSec-linked hacker mocked 9/11, threatened to burn down White House

    A top hacker who worked closely with LulzSec leader Sabu is a committed anarchist who mocked the 9/11 attacks, spoke of burning down the White House and ridiculed pacifist protesters for not using violence to achieve their means, has learned.

    Jeremy Hammond, whose online handles “Anarchaos” and “crediblethreat” and “tylerknowsthis” underscored his virulent anti-government beliefs, was arrested up Tuesday in Chicago as part of an international sweep netting top members of the hacker group LulzSec and its affiliates. The 27-year-old is a self-styled anarchist whose admirers call a modern day Robin Hood. He took credit for the massive attack on the global intelligence company Stratfor and even embraced being branded a “terrorist” in a speech at a 2004 hacker convention caught on video.


    The tough talk is in sharp contrast to the image some have of LulzSec as a merry band of Internet mischief-makers. Hackers in the group were stunned on Tuesday when broke the story that LulzSec’s leader, Hector Xavier Monsegur, known to his minions as “Sabu,” had been secretly working for the FBI after being arrested. Chat logs included in Hammond’s indictment purport to show Hammond and Sabu’s numerous online conversations; in some, Hammond talks about the Stratfor hack and his previous arrests and time spent behind bars. But even prison time did nothing to soften Hammond’s angry worldview.

    “This guy is not some harmless kid living in his parents’ basement,” a law enforcement source said of Hammond. “He’s got a history and potential for violence.”

    Chilling chatroom transcripts obtained by capture the dark and disturbing views of Hammond, whose mother said he has an IQ of 168 and called him a “genius without wisdom,” in a Chicago Tribune interview. In the discussions with an unknown audience, Hammond hailed the 2007 book “How Nonviolence Protects the State,” by self-proclaimed anarchist Peter Gelderloos, praising it for encouraging violence and sabotage.


    Character assassination? I wonder how pissed Fox News would be if Anonymous decides to take them down.

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