Anonymous hackers have hacked and defaced one of the MIT subdomain for the Cogeneration Project https://cogen.mit.edu/ the hack was Made on the Anniversary of young hacker Aaron Swartz with the Operation Last resort.Reddit, Creative Commons and Demand Progress co-founder Aaron Swartz committed suicide in New York City on Friday, Jan. 11. and it is believed that MIT played a vital role in the prosecution. The website was hacked today on the Anniversary of the death, and was left defaced.
Screenshot of the defaced website
The hacked website was showing a short message,
The Day We Fight Back
REMEMBER THE DAY WE FIGHT BACK REMEMBER
WE NEVER FORGET, WE NEVER SURRENDER, EXPECT US #OPLASTRESORT
The breach was announced on Twitter by a Anonymous affiliated account, going with the handle @OpLastResort.
We decided to hack MIT again in 2014 on the anniversary with a second tribute to Aaron Swartz https://t.co/x9PqTFosPv #TheDayWefightback
— OpLastResort (@OpLastResort) January 10, 2014
One of the tweet also stated that, “The best tribute to #Aaron Swartz would be to keep this JSTOR torrent alive. Lasting legacy of a great prodigy”
It is also about 12 months to the first time when the website was hacked, back in January 2013.
At the time of writing the Article website is still defaced and have not been restored.