Anonymous Might Not Be So Anonymous; Member Pleads Guilty To Scientology DoS

from the so-much-for-that-plan dept

While I can sympathize with the concerns that some folks have over Scientology, it did seem like the massive denial of service (DoS) attack against the group put on by "Anonymous" (basically a group of griefers from some online message boards) seemed to go a bit too far (and, yes, I recognize that many griefers think that their whole reason for being is to "go too far"). Now it appears that one of the kids involved in the denial of service attack has been arrested and agreed to plead guilty for the attack, meaning that at least some members of "Anonymous" aren't quite as anonymous as they believed. In the end, the whole thing seems to have done nothing much. It was a nuisance for Scientology, but allowed the group to portray itself as a victim, and certainly didn't do much of anything to slow the organization down.

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    Anonymous Coward, 20 Oct 2008 @ 8:23am

    Re: Yikes!!

    The Church of Scientology *is* a cancer on society that needs to be removed, but you idiots need to learn how to fight.

    This hatred for Scientology is somewhat concerning. I must admit I certainly dont believe in Scientology- But that does not mean others are not free to believe what they like. It almost seems like some people want to go on a Jihad against Scientology. If you live in the U.S. we have a little something called "Freedom of Religion".

    There is nothing to fear. If someone who believes in Scientology breaks U.S. law, they go to jail. A lesson Mr. "Dmitriy Guzner, 18, of New Jersey" could learn the hard way. Right now the only thing going for Mr. Guzner is that there is a shared fear of Scientology. He may get a pass. Only encouraging more attacks.

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