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Hacktivist 'Jester' Took Down LulzSec, Anonymous Sites

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The Jester, or rather th3j35t3r, deems himself as a "hacktivist for good" and "obstructing the lines of communication for terrorists, sympathizers, fixers, facilitators, and other general bad guys." He also claims to be somewhere between 31 and 49 years of age and "an ex-soldier with a rather famous unit" that served two hours of duty as an airborne combat trooper in Afghanistan and other places.

As of late, the Jester has been on a mission to take down Anonymous and LulzSec. Monday he tweeted that the sites of both groups were knocked offline. There's even indication that he's gained access to their Twitter accounts.

"People talkin 2 @atopiary @lolspoon @anonymousabu R in fact talking 2 themselves," he tweeted. "Anyone tweeting from those accounts now is a standin."

"TANGOS DOWN - @lulzsec aka @atopiary + @lolspoon - having presented them their infos days ago - they decided they're no longer 'legion' #c2p," reads one tweet. "www.lulzsecurity.com - TANGOS DOWN - @lulzsec @lolspoon and @atopiary," reads another.

"www.anonyops.com - TANGO DOWN - in cohoots," he tweeted. "Days ago I handed @atopiary @lulzsec @lolspoon their asses. Today anonyops.com lulzsecurity.com hit."

One of The Jester's first public stunts involved a DoS attack against wikileaks.org back in 2010. He said that the site was harming U.S. troops by releasing diplomatic cables and footage from Afghanistan. Originally The Jester began his vigilante hacker crusade by taking down Muslim web sites that he claimed were recruiting terrorists. He also attacked the website of the Westboro Baptist Church back in February who caught the media's attention by picketing outside the funerals of fallen soldiers and its public stance against gays and Jews.

"www.godhatesfags.com - TANGO DOWN," he tweeted after the attack. "Temporarily. For celebrating the death of US troops - honeypot fail btw."

The Jester reportedly doesn't use the typical distributed denial of attack to take down a website. Instead, he supposedly uses a custom tool he "created" called XerXes to perform a denial of service (DoS). Quietly attacking Muslim websites on his own, he didn't get entangled with Anonymous and LulzSec until they began to "pick a fight with him." The Jester warned LulzSec to back off – obviously that didn't happen.

Meanwhile, Anonymous and LulzSec are calling on web surfers to boycott PayPal. Mercedes Haefer, a 20-year-old journalism student at the university of Nevada, is one of around 14 Anonymous "suspects" accused of hacking into and launching denial of service attacks against PayPal last December. She could face up to 15 years imprisonment and a fine up to $500,000 USD.

As reported on Tuesday, the FBI conducted raids of suspected Anonymous members nationwide based on a list of IP addresses provided by PayPal – these are allegedly responsible for the most protest traffic during the DDoS attack last December. Anonymous and LulzSec deems the attack as a "historical activist movement" and part of "ethical, modern cyber operations."

"PayPal continues to withhold funds from WikiLeaks, a beacon of truth in these dark times," the public statement reads. "By simply standing up for ourselves and uniting the people, PayPal still sees it fit to wash its hands of any blame, and instead encourages and assists law enforcement to hunt down participants in the AntiSec movement."

"We encourage anyone using PayPal to immediately close their accounts and consider an alternative," they continue. "The first step to being truly free is not putting one's trust into a company that freezes accounts when it feels like, or when it is pressured by the U.S. government. PayPal's willingness to fold to legislation should be proof enough that they don't deserve the customers they get. They do not deserve your business, and they do not deserve your respect."

Obviously there are two sides to every story, and The Jester doesn't agree with their point of view. "ur buds, gone, ur site gone, ur followers making you look stupid," he tweeted.

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    kilo_17 , July 27, 2011 7:04 PM
    This is hilarious, these hacker groups got stung by ONE guy!
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    Mottamort , July 27, 2011 7:08 PM
    Slightly unrelated, but I've watched the Documentary on the Westboro Baptist Church, "America's most hated family"...gotta say that's some freaky narrow-minded people. Totally support his hacks against them :D 

    America sure has some scary people :p 
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    kriswitak , July 27, 2011 7:03 PM
    Let the games begin.
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  • 23 Hide
    kriswitak , July 27, 2011 7:03 PM
    Let the games begin.
  • 29 Hide
    kilo_17 , July 27, 2011 7:04 PM
    This is hilarious, these hacker groups got stung by ONE guy!
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    modinn , July 27, 2011 7:05 PM
    The enemy of my enemy is my friend.....wait what?
  • 27 Hide
    Mottamort , July 27, 2011 7:08 PM
    Slightly unrelated, but I've watched the Documentary on the Westboro Baptist Church, "America's most hated family"...gotta say that's some freaky narrow-minded people. Totally support his hacks against them :D 

    America sure has some scary people :p 
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    flaminggerbil , July 27, 2011 7:11 PM
    Meh, internet warriors. All as bad as each other.

    Whilst they could spend their time hacking something worthwhile instead they focus on stealing data from gaming companies and DoS'ing sites (biggest waste of time ever).

    For example, the fuck is the point in trying to bring down the site of WBC, it's not like they recruit members or do anything through it. They're little more then a family of trolls with lawyers anyway.
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    flaminggerbil , July 27, 2011 7:15 PM
    mottamortSlightly unrelated, but I've watched the Documentary on the Westboro Baptist Church, "America's most hated family"...gotta say that's some freaky narrow-minded people. Totally support his hacks against them America sure has some scary people

    Yeah DoS'ing their website, that sure showed them. Hurrr.

    You want to really fuck with WBC? Ignore them, like most small extremist groups they only have any power when Daily Mail readers start raging and give them loads of publicity.
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    fitzergerald , July 27, 2011 7:21 PM
    Go get em Jest :) 
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    Mottamort , July 27, 2011 7:26 PM
    flaminggerbilYeah DoS'ing their website, that sure showed them. Hurrr.You want to really fuck with WBC? Ignore them, like most small extremist groups they only have any power when Daily Mail readers start raging and give them loads of publicity.


    Fair point, but I find it a moot one since I don't live on the same continent anyway, had just stumbled upon the documentary. But you're absolutely right on the ignoring advice :) 
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    stingstang , July 27, 2011 7:34 PM
    micr0bevery old news

    If it's so old, then why did I know about this last night when I checked the anonyops, and lulzsec twitter accounts?
    "They see me trollin'
    The users
    They hatin'
    They tryin' to catch me trollin' users
    Tryin' to catch me trollin' users
    Tryin' to catch me trollin' users"
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    otacon72 , July 27, 2011 7:48 PM
    micr0bevery old news


    Um no it's not, I'm following th3j35t3r on Twitter and he just started this.
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    otacon72 , July 27, 2011 7:54 PM
    He probably is 31-49. I'm 38 and been around since Compuserve ruled the "internet" with my blazing 9600baud modem. I was doing things with computers before most of those kids were a glimmer in their daddy's eye. I bet he knows more on his little pinky than all those jokers put together. The IRC channels we used back then some are still around today..lol It was fun back then...
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    kinggraves , July 27, 2011 8:09 PM
    otacon72He probably is 31-49. I'm 38 and been around since Compuserve ruled the "internet" with my blazing 9600baud modem. I was doing things with computers before most of those kids were a glimmer in their daddy's eye. I bet he knows more on his little pinky than all those jokers put together. The IRC channels we used back then some are still around today..lol It was fun back then...


    Considering he uses teenager netspeak like "ur" and "2", it would be pretty amusing if he was above 30. He also seems to have the same problem most of the Anons do, running his mouth too much, likely expecting the feds to hire him so he doesn't have to pretend army man anymore. We'll see how that works out for him, even Batman leaves the crime scene.
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    RazberyBandit , July 27, 2011 8:28 PM
    kinggravesConsidering he uses teenager netspeak like "ur" and "2", it would be pretty amusing if he was above 30. He also seems to have the same problem most of the Anons do, running his mouth too much, likely expecting the feds to hire him so he doesn't have to pretend army man anymore. We'll see how that works out for him, even Batman leaves the crime scene.

    By that do you mean to say people over 30 don't use "leet-speak" or any other form of internet slang? What a bunch of crap. Such slang has been around for 15+ years, so unless it was started by some elementary school child, the original users are well over 30 years old.
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    wiyosaya , July 27, 2011 8:33 PM
    flaminggerbilMeh, internet warriors. All as bad as each other.Whilst they could spend their time hacking something worthwhile instead they focus on stealing data from gaming companies and DoS'ing sites (biggest waste of time ever).

    I agree. What they are doing is a waste of time, and only causes them to get chased by people with "law" on their side. They are not "tough guys" IMHO; they are more like bullies.
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    Anonymous , July 27, 2011 8:45 PM
    This is about the most 1 sided story I've ever seen. That jackass hasn't done anything. He hasn't taken over their twitter. He just claims that they were arrested because they don't respond to his obnoxious ass anymore. Also, he didn't take down the lulzsecurity site, Lulzsec stopped paying for it.

    learn to journalism!
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    FloKid , July 27, 2011 8:48 PM
    Another world domination fail attempt : )
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    Anonymous , July 27, 2011 8:56 PM
    Lock up as many of LulzSec and Anonymous as possible for hacking and DDoS attacks. Nice to see The Jester slow these criminals down.
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