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Banacek
03-14-2017, 05:40 PM
One of the Anonymous hackers who exposed the Steubenville High School rape case in 2012, was sentenced yesterday to two years in prison by a judge in Lexington, Kentucky.

Deric Lostutter, 29, of Winchester, Kentucky used the nickname of KYAnonymous, and together with Noah McHugh, a.k.a. JustBatCat, formed the KnightSec hacking crew that in 2012, hacked into the fan website of the Steubenville High School football team.

The sexual assault case was already getting local attention by that time, but KnightSec defaced the hacked website and left a message threatening to expose the names of those involved in the assault, and of various school and law enforcement officials, which the hackers believed had covered up the case.

They followed through with their threats at the start of 2013, when they leaked videos from the night of the sexual assault, which they found stored on the hacked website.

The videos sparked a wealth of interest in the case from national media, and KnightSec followed through with a series of interviews for CNN, Rolling Stones, and others.

KnightSec's hacking activity and interference in the case's criminal investigation led to the FBI picking up their trail. This didn't take too long, and by June 2013, the FBI had raided the homes of Lostutter and McHugh



Two Steubenville football players were eventually found guilty in the rape case, with one student sentenced to one year in prison while the other received a two-year sentence

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/anonymous-hacker-who-exposed-steubenville-rape-case-gets-two-years-in-prison/

Information on the case >>>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steubenville_High_School_rape_case


The evidence presented in court mainly consisted of hundreds of text messages and cellphone pictures that had been taken by more than a dozen people at the parties and afterwards traded with other students and posted to social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, and which were described by the judge as "profane and ugly."