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Hacktivist Who Leaked Steubenville Suspect Info Could Get More Prison Time than Rapists

Hacktivist Who Leaked Steubenville Suspect Info Could Get More Prison Time than Rapists

The home of Deric Lostutter, aka KYAnonymous, has been raided by the FBI, who were acting on a warrant to seize evidence related to accusations of computer crimes, aggravated identity theft and conspiracy. The 26-year-old is now coming forward as the leader of the KnightSec of the Anonymous hacker group that conducted “Operation Roll Red Roll” back in February, a mission to reveal information about the two Steubenville football players later charged with raping and distributing images of an unconscious classmate at a party. At one point Lostutter appeared on an online video wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, threatening to release the suspect’s social security numbers if they did not apologize to the victim.

According to the FBI’s search warrant, Lostutter has committed federal crimes for his role in hacking into a Steubenville football fan’s website, leaking emails revealing the accused players’ identities and implicating officials also involved with the football program in a potential cover-up. Anonymous’ role in releasing social media correspondence and private emails helped the case gain national media attention. According to this story, if Lostutter is fully prosecuted for the crimes he is accused of, he could face more prison time (10 years) than the rapists he helped convict. The high school football players received a one and two year sentence to be served in a juvenile correctional facility …

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