After he wrapped up, the leaders of Theranos stood before their employees and surveyed the room. Then a chant erupted. “Fuck you . . .,” employees began yelling in unison, “Carreyrou.” It began to grow louder still. “Fuck you, Carreyrou!” Soon men and women in lab coats, and programmers in T-shirts and jeans, joined in. They were chanting with fervor: “Fuck you, Carreyrou!,” they cried out. “Fuck you, Carreyrou! Fuck. You. Carrey-rou!"
There are no lawyers, it's a "pro-se" plaintiff. That being said, I'd think you'd need more than just a name to file a lawsuit. Address? Id? IANAL so not sure, but it seems there's a hole in the system if this goes through.
While I'd love it if this happens, it's a tough sell.
The whole "they broke into my house" real world pseudo-analogy muddies the waters for jurors, and most people prosecuted under this CFAA bullshit are unsympathetic to a public primed on irrational (and in some cases overtly anti-rational) fear.
You and I might support Aaron Swartz (RIP) and Edward Snowden (at least I do), but I doubt we're in the majority.