Scientology Nets Another Cyber Attacker

Brian Thomas Mettenbrink has signed a plea admitting that he took part in the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against the Church of Scientology website last year. Mettenbrink stated that he downloaded the necessary software from a message board run by Anonymous, an anti-Scientology group.

The plea agreement stated “Defendant used that software to, without authorization, access the COS websites at such a high rate that it impaired the integrity and availability of the COS websites and the computer system where they were hosted.” He will formally entire a guilty plea next week.

In November, Dmitriy Guzner was sentenced to 1 year in federal prison after admitting his culpability in the attempts to disrupt the Scientology website.

You may also be interested in...

DHS Expands CDM Approved Product List With McAfee Data Security Solutions

McAfee’s device-to-cloud data protection and threat prevention products are now available on the Department of …

GSA Seeks Cloud-Based Audit, Risk Management Tool

The General Services Administration has issued a request for information on ideas intended for the …

Zscaler Web Gateway Tool Gets FedRAMP Certification; Stephen Kovac Comments

Zscaler has received a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification for its internet security and …