Imagine how much time you’d spend in jail if you actually worked closely with the hacker

Imagine how much time you’d spend in jail if you actually worked closely with the hacker…especially if you actually helped plan the whole hack attack.

I’m looking at you Mr Hager, Mr Fisher and Mr Nippert.

A journalist with connections to the hacking collective Anonymous has been sentenced to five years in jail after posting online links to stolen data.

Barrett Brown originally faced charges punishable by more than 100 years in prison, but the sentence was reduced after he pleaded guilty last year.

He said he broke the law to reveal details of illegal government activity.

The case drew criticism from advocates of free speech and media rights organisations.

One of Mr Brown’s supporters is Glenn Greenwald, a journalist who publicised the National Security Agency (NSA) spying programme revealed by whistle-blower Edward Snowden. ?

Brown, a 33-year-old US journalist, became an advocate for Anonymous and was often interviewed about the group.

He was arrested after posting a link to data hacked from defence intelligence firm Stratfor.

In April he pleaded guilty to three charges, including obstruction of a police search, making internet threats and a charge related to his involvement in the sharing of the Stratfor data.

Hackers in general think they are crusaders for justice, in actual fact they are criminals, just smart one, but criminals nonetheless, no better than scumbag burglars who rip off people’s stuff while they are at funerals.

Journalists like to hang with the bad guys because they too think they are crusaders for justice but are often too stupid to realise that they are simply aiding and abetting crimes.

I?wonder how those three in particular would handle having their private communications spread everywhere “in the public interest”.

I know of one who probably doesn’t want his mates in the media to know where he got his award winning stories from.