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May 13, 2009

Teen pleads guilty to DDOS attack on Scientology

A member of Anonymous has pleaded guilty to his part in a DDOS attack on Scientology:

NEWARK, NJ—A New Jersey man pleaded guilty today to his role in a cyber attack on Church of Scientology websites in January 2008 that rendered the websites unavailable.

Dmitriy Guzner, 19, of Verona, New Jersey, pleaded guilty to computer hacking charges originally filed in Los Angeles 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. [FBI]

Guzner faces up to 10 years in prison.


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That kid will be hounded by Scientoligists for the rest of his life...

Screenwriters...get out your note pads.

I hope the sentence is suspended. I think what Anonymous is doing is awesome and totally lulz.

Agreed. I hope the judge will take into account the guilty plea and the youth of the perp and keep him out of jail. I understand the US is looking for a few good cyber-warriors.

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