Brian Zaiger is part of the online collection of Hackers known as Anonymous.
Encyclopedia Dramatica, along with remnants of LulzSec and AnonOps, have moved to servers to SrsVps.
Ryan Cleary indicted by U.S.
Cleary Indicted in U.S. for Hack Attacks
Ryan Cleary, a 20-year-old U.K. man and associate of the LulzSec hacking group, was indicted on charges of computer attacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Fox Entertainment Group Inc. and other entities.
Cleary, incarcerated as he faces foreign prosecution in England, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles on one count of conspiracy and two counts of impairing computers, Andre Birotte, U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles, said in an e-mail today.
The indictment is here, U.S. v. Cleary, 12-561.
From the indictment, this is interesting:
Overt Act No. [continued below]....
..... 8: On or about June 9, 2011, defendant CLEARY provided his co-conspirators, including members of LulzSec, access to computer resources located at GigeNET, a data and server hosting company in Illinois, to facilitate communication between defendant CLEARY's co-conspirators and to store and publish stolen data.
Who do we know that is a friend of Ryan's, and owns netblocks at GigeNET?
Four Accused LulzSec Hackers Appear In Court
Ryan Cleary, Ryan Ackroyd, Jake Davis and a 17-year-old male appeared in a British court May 11, and were told they have to return June 25 to enter pleas for indictments on various computer-related crimes.
Four of the eight counts listed in an updated British indictment Friday were levelled solely on Cleary, the founder of the current version of Encyclopedia Dramatica. He is accused of supplying a botnet or a network of thousands of infected computers that can be used to paralyze websites to others, and operating one himself to attack the website of DreamHost, a web hosting company. He is also accused of installing and/or altering computer programs on computers at the Pentagon controlled by the U.S. Air Force, between May 1 and June 22, 2011.
On May 2 2012, a US Federal indictment was made public outlining computer crime-related charges against alleged Lulzsec members Jeremy Hammond of the US, Donncha O'Cearrbhail and Darren Martyn of Ireland, and Jake Davis and Ryan Ackroyd of Britain. Of particular interest is the mention of an anonymous, unindicted co-conspirator on page 23. The indictment itself can be found at Cryptome.
In related news, MLT, an unnamed 17 year-old member of TeaMp0isoN from Newcastle was arrested by local police on May 9 on suspicion of offenses under the Computer Misuse Act.
The arrested teen was described by Scotland Yard as being the spokesperson of TeamPoison.
"He has been taken to a local police station for interview. Computer equipment has been seized and is undergoing a detailed forensic examination," the statement read.
If this paste is to be believed, MLT is a customer of srsvps, a business run by the principals behind encyclopediadramatica.se. The supposedly bullet proof, offshore srsvps is not much protection if one's computers, or the home computers of one's co-conspirators, are seized.