The man who tormented bullied teen Amanda Todd has been found, according to the “hacktivists,” a group associated with infamous hacker group Anonymous.
The “hacktivists” say they have found a man in his early 30s from New Westminster, B.C., who allegedly blackmailed the 15-year-old girl for pictures over the Internet.
As reported by The Star:
Anonymous posted the man’s name on the text-storing website Pastebin. “At the most this is the person who did this to Amanda Todd and at the least it’s another pedophile,” their post said. The hackers have also released a video on YouTube.
Amanda committed suicide last Wednesday. In September she had posted a YouTube video that described bullying and sexual exploitation she faced over the Internet as early as the seventh grade. Todd’s YouTube post has over 3.5 million views.
The group says the B.C. man visited a teen chat forum that claims to offer sexual advice for teens and a photo gallery called “Jailbait.”
So-called “jailbait” boards are scattered throughout the Internet. Dozens of users on the popular social media website Reddit refer to themselves as “ephebophiles” – adults who are attracted to teenagers. The “Jailbait” section of Reddit was created by one of the site’s “most active contributors,” says one Reddit user. The section has since been deleted.
Anonymous, the organized group of hackers and activists from around the world who have been responsible for several high-profile cyber attacks, is using their powers for good.
Two years ago, the group also attacked MasterCard, PayPal and Visa websites after they refused to accept donations to WikiLeaks.
Stay tuned as we follow the Amanda Todd case...
SOURCE: The Star