Aaron Swartz

Hackers Target MIT Site on Anniversary of Aaron Swartz's Death

Committed suicide a year ago

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Hacktivists over the weekend defaced a web page of the Massachussetts Institute of Technology in memory of a hacker who took his own life in January last year.

Anonymous said it hacked MIT's Cogeneration Project web page.

"We decided to hack MIT again in 2014 on the anniversary  with a second tribute to Aaron Swartz," it said in a tweet dated Jan. 11, Manila time.

The attacked site (cogen.mit.edu) was inaccessible as of 6 a.m. Sunday in Manila.

A separate report on ZDNet said that before the hacked site became inaccessible, it was defaced and titled "THE DAY WE FIGHT BACK."