Hacker group Anonymous attacks MIT's website and accuses the US government of overzealous prosecution.

This article titled “Anonymous attacks MIT websites after death of internet activist Aaron Swartz” was written by Karen McVeigh in New York, for guardian.co.uk on Monday 14th January 2013 19.25 UTC

Hacktivist group Anonymous has attacked the Massachusetts Institute of Technology websites and posted a memorial to Aaron Swartz, following accusations the college had contributed to the free information activist's suicide on Friday.

Swartz, 26, who helped create Reddit, had been facing trial over allegations of breaking into MIT's computer system to access academic articles from the JSTOR digital library with the intention of making them freely available.

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