A word of advice: if you hack for an organization that's known worldwide, say, like, ANONYMOUS, you might have a hard time keeping a job in the real world. 

Deric Lostutter—the hacker who claimed to leak details from the Steubenville High School rape case in Ohio last year—had his house raided by the FBI in May for his connection with the case. Lostutter went by the screen name "KYAnonymous" as part of the Anonymous network. So, when he was hired to work at an Amazon call center in Winchester, Ky., it didn't take long for his Amazon superiors to find out about the FBI raid and his connection with the hacktivist group. 

“They pulled out a list of online articles and asked for my side of the story, then escorted me off the property stating that even though i havnt [sic] been charged," Lostutter said in an interview. "I could no longer work there because it made them feel uncomfortable that i have a political affiliation with anonymous." 

His bosses then told him not to come back to work right after his first day with the gig, and was officially fired a few days later. In Kentucky, you can fire someone for whatever reason, as long as it isn't illegal, i.e., because of their race or sexual orientation. So, it seems Mr. KYAnonymous can't hack himself out of this jam. 

The Steubenville rape case got nation-wide attention when photos of a drunk 16-year-old girl being carried by high school football players were posted (then deleted) from social media, such as Instagram. Two of the football players were found guilty of raping the unconscious girl. Lostutter claimed he helped leak the photos the players had erased, and was able to dig up a video that showed a Steubenville baseball player making jokes about the rape.


[via HuffPost]