Dmitriy Guzner Pleads Guilty Over Hacking Scientology Websites

Posted May 14, 2009

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The hacker behind the infiltration of the Church of Scientology website has pleaded guilty.  The man involved was a 19 year old in New Jersey.  The attack was launched in January 2008 and he caused Scientology websites to go offline for a day.

Dmitriy Guzner is the name of the man behind the hack attacks.  He pleaded guilty to the charges of computer hacking as he caused a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) on the Scientology websites.

Guzner was part of an underground society of hackers known as Anonymous.  Guzner himself was the main culprit behind the DDoS.

[via LAT]