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FBI Raids 'Electronik Tribulation Army' Over Witness Intimidation




FBI Raids 'Electronik Tribulation Army' Over Witness Intimidation
FBI Raids 'Electronik Tribulation Army' Over Witness Intimidation



http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/07/eta/ 

By Kevin Poulsen  
Threat Level
Wired.com
July 8, 2010

FBI agents have raided the homes of three alleged members of a hacker 
gang that harassed a security expert who helped put the group's leader 
in jail, according to a recently unsealed search warrant affidavit.

Jesse William McGraw, aka "GhostExodus," pleaded guilty in May to 
computer-tampering charges for putting malware on a dozen machines at 
the Texas hospital where he worked as a security guard. He also 
installed the remote-access program LogMeIn on the hospital's 
Windows-controlled HVAC system.

Last month's raids were prompted by the aftermath of McGraw's arrest. 
McGraw was the leader of an anarchistic hacking group called the 
Electronik Tribulation Army, and his bust led to a flood of harassment 
against the Mississippi computer-security researcher who discovered 
screenshots of the HVAC access online and informed the FBI.

"They set up website in my name to pose as me, and put up embarrassing 
content or things they thought would embarrass me, including a 
call-to-action to buy sex toys, and fake pornographic images," says R. 
Wesley McGrew, 30, of McGrew Security. "They harvested e-mail addresses 
from the university I work at and e-mailed it out to those."

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