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US teen pleads guilty over Scientology DDoS attacks

Title: US teen pleads guilty over Scientology DDoS attacks
Date: Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Publisher: The Register (UK)
Author: John Leyden
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Anonymous botnet hacktivist faces spell behind bars A US teenager has admitted involvement in a high profile denial of service attack against Scientology websites last year. Dmitriy Guzner of Verona, New Jersey, 19, pleaded guilty on Monday to charges of using a botnet of compromised PCs in order to flood Church of Scientology-related websites with spurious traffic back in January 2008. Guzner faces between 12 and 18 months at a sentencing hearing, due to take place on 24 August. Guzner identified ... [Read the rest at]