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Anti-Scientology group “Anonymous” not so anonymous anymore

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Anti-Scientology group “Anonymous” not so anonymous anymore

The Los Angeles Times has now decided that Anonymous is not so anonymous anymore.  Surely Dmitriy Guzner isn’t anonymous anymore.

The LA Times wrote: “Scientology had replied with a video of its own.”  I am not sure which video they are speaking of.  Perhaps this one?:

Or maybe this one?:

US teen admits to ‘Anonymous’ DDoS attack on Scientology

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US teen admits to ‘Anonymous’ DDoS attack on Scientology

The Register reports: “A New Jersey man has admitted he participated in January’s high-profile cyber attack on the Church of Scientology that took its website offline and caused as much as $70,000 worth of damage.

“Dmitriy Guzner, 18, of Verona, New Jersey, helped carry out the crippling distributed denial of service (DDoS) assault because he believed it furthered the goals of the anti-Scientology group “Anonymous,” to which he claimed to belong, according to court documents filed in federal court. He has agreed to plead guilty to a single felony charge of unauthorized impairment of a protected computer.”

The article goes on:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/10/17/scientology_ddos_guilty_plea/

Anonymous Criminally Charged with Attacking Scientology Websites

Posted in anarchists, Anonymous, attack, charged, criminal, cyber terrorists, DDoS, distributed denial of service, Guzner, malicious, New Jersey, New York, protest, scientology, websites with tags , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2008 by secretdox

Anonymous Criminally Charged with Attacking Scientology Websites

 

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California issued a press release on October 17, 2008 concerning the matter.  Here is what they wrote:

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.

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Anonymous Charged Press Release