Felony charges have been dropped against 11 of the 14 Anonymous-linked hacktivists who pleaded guilty to waging a cyber-attack on the PayPal website. Meanwhile, the company has been derided on Twitter for launching a new promo campaign tagged #PayPal15.
Known as part of the “PayPal 14,” the 11 originally reached plea deals with federal prosecutors in December 2013, admitting their participation in an online attack that briefly took down the PayPal website nearly four years ago.
After entering guilty pleas to one felony count of conspiracy and one misdemeanor count of damaging a computer, their sentencing was delayed for nearly a year. If the defendants could demonstrate good behavior during that time, they could potentially escape only with probation and restitution payments.
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