Nebraska Man Admits DDoS Attack on Church of Scientology
A Nebraska man confessed to his role in a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack targeting Websites for the Church of Scientology.
A Nebraska man agreed this week to plead guilty in connection with attacks on Web sites for the
Brian Thomas Mettenbrink of
According to authorities, Mettenbrink participated in the attack on the Scientology Websites that were orchestrated by a group operating under the name "Anonymous," which announced it was launching an offensive against the Church of Scientology in January 2008. In documents filed Jan. 25, Mettenbrink admitted downloading computer software from an "Anonymous" message board and using it to bombard Scientology Websites in a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.
Another man, Dmitriy Guzner of
was scheduled to go to trial on the charges Feb. 9, but is expected to
formally plead guilty next week in federal court in