First Arrest of Operation PaybackAdded: Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
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A few days ago a teenager was arrested, suspected of being a part of the Anonymous’ Operation Payback, which is widely known for organizing DDoS attacks on anti-piracy organizations over the last months. Besides, they recently began targeting those who obstructed the work of Wikileaks. The arrested teen appeared to be the IRC-operators of Anonymous, nicknamed Jeroenz0r.
Since the middle of September, quite a number of anti-piracy outfits, copyright attorneys and pro-copyright organizations have been finding themselves a target of a group of Anonymous Internet “vigilantes”, calling their action “Operation Payback”. It originally started as “payback” against organizations that attempted to stop the world’s largest BitTorrent tracker The Pirate Bay, for which DDoS attacks were organized. However, several days ago the operation reviewed their targets and started haunting outfits displaying opposition towards Wikileaks.
Even such high profile institutions as Visa, Mastercard and Paypal recently went offline temporarily due to DDoS attacks. In response, Operation Payback saw their Twitter and Facebook accounts deleted as soon as the news hit the media. The things developed rapidly this time and the arrest of a suspected member of Operation Payback took place in the Netherlands. The local police announced they have arrested a 16-year-old boy, who is alleged of taking part in the DDoS attacks on Wikileaks-related targets. The arrestee has reportedly confessed to his involvement, which is indirectly proved by the fact that the person using nickname Jeroenz0r, a member of Operation Payback for a while, has been missing online since the day of the arrest.
A spokesperson for Operation Payback confirmed that this member has been unreachable since that moment and his parents refused to comment, while the local newspaper of his home town confirmed the arrest. It is still unknown how the police became aware of the boy, but the witnesses said he never covered his tracks too well. The others described him as a sloppy guy, often leaving traces from online actions. In addition, any search engine’s results on him can indicate he has been very active in the torrent scene.
There can be a possible response to the arrest from the operation Payback, and the Dutch Prosecution Office may find itself under a DDoS attack any minute.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article
December 14th, 2010Posted by:
Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
|HACK THE PLANET!!...LOL! seriously i bet they got fisher stevens to catch him..good article ty|
|posted by (2010-12-14 15:13:58)|
|Go Anonymous! Hack them up!|
|posted by (2010-12-14 19:58:04)|
|Some of these organizations need to be paid back.|
|posted by (2010-12-15 07:56:05)|
|the ppl who join the fight where retards idiots stupid ppl who beg for beign arestet they made sure they wotn get track back did not hide IP ect also moreh ave been arestet more to come an probaly jail time lool kids wanna do something do it right for the love off god|
|posted by (2010-12-15 12:05:23)|
|Go Go Anonymous !!! KEEP HACKINg|
|LOL I'm with you on this Taker. What a bunch of morons. Operation Payback LMAO. More like Operation Look For Trouble. They asked for it...now they got it.|
|posted by (2010-12-17 18:50:45)|
|Am laughin dat much a carn't tink bout da situation lol hahahahahaha|
|posted by (2010-12-18 03:12:31)|
|This is just the beginning you can arrest 1 person but you can't stop everyone LMAO MOHAHAHA...|
|a 16 year old that really awesome. i belive hacking is just for fun but attack on big company like visa that is retarded. guy had no idea what he was doing. i love hacking too but i m not going to hack anyone .lol||
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