32-year-old Kody Maxson has been ID’d as the internet bully on everyone's minds by an offshoot of the hacker group known as Anonymous.
The hacker group "Hacktivist" claims that Maxson is the man who drove Amanda Todd to her death last week, but the Canada native says it wasn't him and that he was a friend to the teen.
Maxson told the Vancouver Sun the real stalker is a man known as Viper.
As reported by the Vancouver Sun:
Maxson appeared in court Monday for unrelated charges of sexual assault and sexual interference of a person under 16. Anonymous traced him to the online handle Kody1206, an active user on teen chat hub Blogtv — where Todd was coerced into exposing herself — and various forums dedicated to trading “jailbait,” or sexualized images of teens.
Maxson said he got some “sketchy” information about the blackmailer, who he says was 26, lived in New York and goes by an alias of Viper. The man said he passed this information to the RCMP and NYPD, but he couldn’t remember whom he spoke with.
“I tried to help, to do everything I could,” he told The Sun.
He said he only knew Amanda in “a sense,” but denied he was one of her cyber-bullies.
“If I was a tormentor I’d be in police custody,” he said, adding he’s “really pissed off and annoyed” that people are pointing the finger at him. “None of it’s true. I’m feeling betrayed.”
He told The Sun that he has received more than 50 death threats via email and “thousands” over Facebook.
Hopefully the real person who drove young Amanda to her death will be held accountable in a court of law.
SOURCE: Vancouver Sun