Texas man linked to Anonymous faces more charges


DALLAS—Criminal charges continue to mount against a Texas man who has described himself as a spokesman for the hacker-activist group Anonymous.

A two-count federal indictment returned Friday in Dallas charges Barrett Brown with concealing evidence by hiding two laptop computers from authorities.

The 31-year-old defendant was a de facto spokesman for Anonymous, willing to speak for a movement that prides itself on anonymity.

The latest indictment alleges that he concealed the laptops from authorities at the home of an associated identified only as “KM.” The indictment doesn’t detail what was on the laptops. He already is accused of stealing data from the Austin-based private intelligence firm Stratfor and threatening an FBI agent on the Internet.

A message to Brown’s attorney, Doug Morris, was not returned.

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  • riza888

    It seems like this hacker-group Anonymous has become synonymous with tyranny. If they don’t like something, they try to destroy it. If they like something (Wikileaks) they attack anyone that opposes it. It doesn’t matter if the majority don’t share their view. Be wary and not be fooled by the occasional good deed. They may as well be as tyrannical as the corporations, organizations, and governments they criticize. Maybe even more so.

  • SpyderNeo V. Parker

    No one can trace the existence of the Hacker because they will use VPN (Virtual Private Network) and if the server of the VPN is in US or other places even if the hacker is in whatever place what will be trace is where the VPN Server is located…  I also advise to credit card holders to use VPN whenever they use online transactions in the Internet to avoid phishing.  VPN creates a tunnel where no outside communication can penetrate.  A secret tunnel from source to destination…

  • SpyderNeo V. Parker

    To tell you the truth this hackers are experts they will use a VPN so that the IP Address of there existence and presence in a certain place will not be known.. They are not stupid…  There will be a trace if they will hack and that trace is diverted if the hacker will use VPN…  This is widely used in the Middle East and China to unblock sites that is blocked by the government like XXX websites and skype which is primarily banned in the middle east…

  • Jeinard Jester Cruz

    This is hilarious, that guy is probably just pretending to be a member of it or simply, a wannabe.
    what’s the point of being a hacktivist if you’re going to use a spokesman? are you freaking kidding me? This is non-sense.

    • Anthony Lapa

      he is one of the head hanches dummy do your research

  • WeAry_Bat

    There is no such thing as anonymous in the Internet.  There are tracks everywhere.

    Knowing this, then to become anonymous, one must be really anonymous.  and skilled.

    • Danny Garcia

      Like Lord Voldemort? The name you can’t say. If you can’t say his name, he has to be anonymous, er, or not? @_@ e wag na. antok lang ako…

    • Anthony Lapa

      its called an ip blocker dude

      • WeAry_Bat

        among many things

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