Guitarist Jailed Hack – Report : Rock Veteran Gets Jail Time for Participating in Anonymous Hack

Guitarist Jailed Hack - Report : Rock Veteran Gets Jail Time for Participating in Anonymous Hack

Guitarist jailed for taking part in Anonymous hack attack, British rock scene old-timer Geoffrey “Jake” Commander, who has played for the likes of Elton John and ELO, has been sentenced to ten days in a US jail after taking part in a mass online hack with protest group Anonymous.

The hacktivist group reportedly undertook the ‘Operation Payback’ in what they called a demonstration against ‘crimes of intellectual property’.

Mr Commander was part of a group of 13 defendants accused of using a web tool called the Low Orbit Ion Cannon to disrupt websites.

The guitarist, who has played with several high-profile stars during his career, lives in England however was arrested during a visit to the USA last year.

although the charge carries a possible jail sentence of 10 years, the judge downgraded it to a misdemeanour and only sentenced Commander to serve ten days.

Mr Commander claimed the attack was a form of protest, and said it ‘brought the country to its knees’.