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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

Hacker Charged in Scientology Site Attacks

Posted in Anonymous, attack, charged, DDoS, Guzner, hacker, Justice Department, press release, RedOrbit, scientology, websites on October 17, 2008 by secretdox

Hacker Charged in Scientology Site Attacks

RedOrbit.com is reporting: “Federal authorities in Los Angeles say they have charged a New Jersey teenager in a January cyberattack that crashed Church of Scientology Web sites. Dmitriy Guzner, 18, Verona, N.J., was charged Friday and had already agreed to plead guilty in connection with the distributed denial of service attack that swamped the Scientology sites…”

You can find the original press release here.

Anonymous going down?

Posted in Anonymous, attack, Bureau of Investigation, charged, criminal, cyber attack, cyber terrorists, DDoS, Department of Justice, distributed denial of service, Guzner, hacker, hacking, New Jersey, press release, prison, scientology, websites, youtube with tags , , on October 17, 2008 by secretdox

Anonymous going down? Member charged for DDOS attacks on Scientology servers

I just found this on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPPbGLWgxFM

Text:

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 Attorneys Office Bureau of Investigation.

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