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Anonymous Hacker Admits Scientology Cyber-Attack

Posted in Anonymous, Anonymous Exposed, attack, charged, church of scientology, criminal, cyber attack, cyber terrorists, DDoS, distributed denial of service, France, Guzner, hacker, hacking, internet, New Jersey, online attacks, scientology, teenage hacker, underground group, websites on October 18, 2008 by secretdox

Anonymous Hacker Admits Scientology Cyber-Attack

France24.com is running the story about the Anonymous Cyber-Terrorist, Dmitriy Guzner, who was criminally charged on October 17th for his DDoS’ing activities against the Church of Scientology‘s websites.  They wrote: “A teenager hacker has admitted carrying out a cyber attack that crashed Church of Scientology websites as part of a campaign by a mysterious underground group, justice officials said Friday.”

That group is Anonymous.  You can find out more about them at http://www.anonymous-exposed.org.

Anonymous Hacker Charged for DDoS Attack on Scientology

Posted in Anonymous, attack, charged, criminal, cyber terrorists, damage, DDoS, distributed denial of service, Guzner, hacker, hacking, internet, New Jersey, online attacks, scientology, teenage hacker, websites on October 18, 2008 by secretdox

Anonymous Hacker Charged for DDoS Attack on Scientology

Vnunet.com is reporting: “Dmitriy Guzner, 18, of Verona, New Jersey, is charged with helping in the attack on Scientologist servers in January. He has agreed to plead guilty to a single felony charge of unauthorized impairment of a protected computer and pay $37,500 in damages.”

You can read the whole article here: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2228567/teenage-hacker-charged-ddos.  It also quotes from the court papers.

NJ teen charged with hacking Scientology Web sites

Posted in anarchists, Anonymous, Anonymous Exposed, charged, church of scientology, criminal, cyber terrorists, DDoS, distributed denial of service, documentary, Guzner, hacker, hacking, internet, New Jersey, scientology, teenage hacker, websites, youtube on October 18, 2008 by secretdox

NJ teen charged with hacking Scientology Web sites

Seems like the San Jose Mercury News has discovered too that a New Jersey man named Dmitriy Guzner was involved in DDoS’ing the Church of Scientology’s servers back in January. 

The article states: “The U.S. attorney’s office said Friday that Dmitriy Guzner claims to be a member of an Internet-based group called “Anonymous,” which leads protests against the Church of Scientology for allegedly trying to silence its critics through lawsuits.”  

I don’t know how many cyber-terrorists attend protests, and I don’t know if Guzner was one of them, but this is quite likely.  One person who seems to know the ways of Anonymous said: “Anonymous is a group of mostly college-type kids who are involved in cyber crimes, online pornography and have an anarchistic view towards religion.”

The Church of Scientology initially responded to Anonymous months ago by distributing a documentary exposing the crimes of Anonymous. Looks like now some of them are now getting caught.

Anonymous member – crime scene internet

Posted in Anonymous, case, charged, church of scientology, crime scene, criminal, cyber attack, cyber terrorists, damage, DDoS, Department of Justice, distributed denial of service, Guzner, hacker, hacking, internet, Justice Department, New Jersey, online attacks, press release, prison, prosecutors, scientology, websites, youtube on October 18, 2008 by secretdox

Anonymous member – crime scene internet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY-qTepHbpY

NEW JERSEY MAN CHARGED WITH ATTACKING CHURCH OF
SCIENTOLOGY WEBSITES IN THE NAME OF ‘ANONYMOUS’

LOS ANGELES – A New Jersey man was charged today for his role in an attack on Church of Scientology websites in January 2008 that rendered the websites unavailable.

Dmitriy Guzner, 18, of Verona, New Jersey, has agreed to plead guilty to computer hacking for his role in the distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack against the Scientology websites. A DDOS attack occurs where a large amount of malicious Internet traffic is directed at a website or a set of websites. The target websites are unable to handle the high volume of Internet traffic and therefore become unavailable to legitimate users trying to reach the sites.

According to the criminal information filed in United States District Court in Los Angeles, Guzner participated in the attack because he considered himself a member of an underground group called “Anonymous.” “Anonymous” has led protests against the Church of Scientology at various locations across the country, and in January 2008 posted a video on YouTube which announced a new offensive against Scientology.

Once he pleads guilty, which is expected to take place in the coming weeks in federal court in New Jersey, Guzner faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force in Los Angeles. The agencies involved in the investigation were the United States Secret Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation.

http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/cac/pressroom/pr2008/140.html