Hacker group Anonymous attacked MIT’s website last night as payback for the university’s role in bringing charges against Internet activist Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide on Friday. In a message posted to the site after it was brought down by a denial-of-service attack, Anonymous wrote: “Whether or not the government contributed to his suicide, the government’s prosecution of Swartz was a grotesque miscarriage of justice, a distorted and perverse shadow of the justice Aaron died fighting for.” Swartz had been charged for the alleged theft of nearly 5 million academic articles from MIT’s computer network. He faced a number of other computer fraud and wire fraud charges that could have seen him sent to prison for more than 30 years. [Source: AllThingsD]