Hackers identify Amanda's tormentor
Wed, 17 Oct 2012 3:42p.m.
Anonymous hackers claim to have identified the man who tormented Canadian teen Amanda Todd to the point she committed suicide.
The “hacktivists”, understood to be associated with infamous hacker group Anonymous, say the 32-year-old man is a former Facebook employee who lives in British Columbia, Canada.
The group posted the name, address, username and email for the man they believe is responsible for circulating a topless image of Amanda to blackmail her.
Amanda killed herself at the age of 15, five weeks after posting a video online in which she told of years of bullying and abuse.
In the nine-minute video, posted on September 7, the 10th-grader didn't speak but told her story in haunting detail in a series of handwritten notes that she held up to the camera.
Canadian broadcaster CTV reported they had made contact with an Anonymous member, who confirmed the group was responsible for the attack, saying:
“We generally don’t like to deal with police first hand but were compelled to put our skills to good use protecting kids.
“Ironically we have some good people in Vancouver who brought this to our admin’s attention. It’s a very sad story that affects all of us.”
In a post on website Pastebin, Anonymous claimed the man had “extorted" Amanda Todd for pictures.
“This is the paedophile that social engineers Amanda Todd into supplying him nude pictures.”
Anonymous described the man as an “abomination to our society” and said he “will be punished”.
According to Canada’s National Post, a man with a similar name was in Surrey provincial court Monday on charges of sexual assault and sexual interference of a person under 16 stemming from a separate incident in Surrey on August 1.
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23/10/2012 4:19:33 p.m.
Information is power and we all just hand it over to facebook gladly.
22/10/2012 11:31:05 a.m.
@MALEK. Mate, shes dead, let it go.
20/10/2012 8:47:12 p.m.
Malek Payne wrote:
Amanda Todd wherever you are I am here for you..no matter what! no one should have to go through such a thing by themselves, its even sad to hear that any of those people did that.. everyone makes mistakes but the smartest thing to do is forgive them.. I will text you, call you, and try to find a way to see you.. what ever is necessary.
If you ever see this I am here for you. contact me (no fakers)
17/10/2012 8:53:08 p.m.
Seams its at odds with their stance on rape cases like that of their friend who is fighting extradition in the EU.Or is it they dont want sexual abuse by others, but feel its okay if conducted by one of their mates? Take a look at where the guy is taking sanctuary from extradition - one South Americain country with porr records for human rights abuses, ie they will go to any lengths to protect sexual deviants facing trial if its one of their own, as far as getting in bed with some of the worst governments on the planet to do so.
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