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Teenage hacker charged for DDOS attack on Scientology

Teenage hacker charged for DDOS attack on Scientology
Teenage hacker charged for DDOS attack on Scientology

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By Iain Thomson in San Francisco
18 Oct 2008

A teenager who took part in a distributed denial of service attack 
against the so-called church of Scientology has been charged

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.

Guzner identifies himself as a member of the online group called 
=E2=80=98Anonymous=E2=80=99. The group is a loose collection of internet activist who 
undertake online activities, such as the attack on Scientology (dubbed 
Project Chanology), the tracking and arrest of suspected paedophile 
Chris Forcand and the hacking of vice-presidential candidate Sarah 
Palin=E2=80=99s email.

The Justice Department has said that Guzner will be put on trial in the 
coming weeks and could face up to ten years in prison.


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