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Wikileaks DDoS Attacker Arrested, Equipment Seized 429

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kaptink writes "The self proclaimed hacker that waged a DDoS attack on Wikileaks has been arrested and has had all his equipment seized. What is interesting is that local police conducted the raid and not a federal authority such as the FBI. The Jester (th3j35t3r) who has a reputation for attacking websites he disagrees with is said to be trying to raise $10,000 in expected lawyers fees. If anyone is going to be alight in the whole Wikileaks debacle, its going to be the lawyers. Personally I think anyone who spells their nick with numbers in an effort to look 'leet' deserves to have their computer confiscated."
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Wikileaks DDoS Attacker Arrested, Equipment Seized

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  • No surprises (Score:5, Interesting)

    by betterunixthanunix (980855) on Wednesday December 01, 2010 @04:57PM (#34409784)
    I won't say which, but that guy (or at least someone using that handle) would occasionally drop into an IRC channel that I frequent, trying to recruit us. When news of the leak first broke, I wondered if he was going to try to DOS wikileaks (something he had spoken about doing in the past), and then, there was a DDOS. Now he's been arrested for it, and I cannot say that I am surprised.

    Now I just have to wonder if he'll receive a pardon of some kind.
  • I'm surprised. (Score:4, Interesting)

    by grub (11606) <slashdot@grub.net> on Wednesday December 01, 2010 @04:59PM (#34409844) Homepage Journal

    I honestly thought it was government(s) behind the DDoS.
  • Re:On a related note (Score:2, Interesting)

    by electron sponge (1758814) on Wednesday December 01, 2010 @05:06PM (#34409980)

    Amazon does a fair bit of business in the United States, what with it being an American corporation and all. I'm surprised Wikileaks lasted a day before getting the boot. Kudos to Amazon for knowing where their bread is buttered.

  • Re:Computer expert? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Fluffeh (1273756) on Wednesday December 01, 2010 @05:08PM (#34410000)

    That's weird... my last two comments have been modded but I only see the score (Score: 3) instead of the score+mod (Score: 3, Funny).

    When someone uses the "underrated" mod, it simply pushes it up a notch without changing the previous tag. On the other hand, you can be modded "overrated" which will simply push your point down without touching the tag attached.

    There have been some rather funny cases where a mod has been +5 Troll and similar mods. Well, at least they give me a giggle :)

  • Re:Summary Fail (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Monkeedude1212 (1560403) on Wednesday December 01, 2010 @05:10PM (#34410040) Journal

    Someone on here earlier was saying that the Jester doesn't have the smarts or the technology to pull off something like the DDoS thats been happening to Wikileaks - and if that's true I wouldn't be surprised if this is just some fabricated story to pump up Jester's "cred" as a "leet hacker".

  • Re:On a related note (Score:5, Interesting)

    by L3370 (1421413) on Wednesday December 01, 2010 @05:45PM (#34410588)
    From the article from readwriteweb--
    "Senator Lieberman issued a statement saying that Amazon.com has informed his staff that the company has ceased hosting Wikileaks."

    First off...go figure Joe Lieberman has anything to do with this. Second, why must Amazon.com report to Joe Lieberman and his staff for any reason? I'm not the type to boycott services for politcal views, but I'm willing to boycott Amazon for associating with such a toolbag.
  • Re:Summary Fail (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Kagura (843695) on Wednesday December 01, 2010 @09:54PM (#34412974)
    Here's the guy's [twitter.com] twitter. He claims he's not arrested.

    Weird story...

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