Secret Service Busts Hacker Of Scientology Web

By Allan Lengel
Don’t expect Dmitriy Guzner to get invited to Scientologist Tom Cruise’s next movie premiere.
The 18-year-old New Jersey man,  who claimed to be a member of “Anonymous”, an anti-Scientology group, has agreed to plead guilty to hacking into the Church of Scientology websites and rendering them “unavailable”, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles.

Guzner admitted his involvement in “the distributed denial of service attack” against the Scientology websites, which involved directing a “large amount of malicious Internet traffic” to the websites, authorities said. As a result,  the sites were unable to handle the high volume of traffic and were not available to  legitimate users, the U.S. Attorney’s office said.
The group “Anonymous” has protested against the Church of Scientology and in January posted a YouTube video announcing an offensive against the group, authorities said. Scientology followers include actors Tom Cruise and Jon Travolta.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said it expects Guzner to plead guilty “in the coming weeks.” He faces up to 10 years in prison. The case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service Electronic Crime Task Force.

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2 thoughts on “Secret Service Busts Hacker Of Scientology Web

  1. Nonsense. The 4channer who was arrested is not a “member” of Anonymous. Anonymous was spawned by the channers however there is not legitimate way to try to pretend that the kid was a member of Anonymous.

    The violently insane Scientology corporation’s ringleaders love trying to equate channers with Anonymous solely because Anonymous has become a force for good, recognized around the world as a group of people working on dismantleing the enterprise.

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