The FBI believes that the homeless man they arrested on Thursday was “Commander X”, a member of the People’s Liberation Front (PLF) associated with Anonymous hacktivism.
47-year-old Christopher Doyon has entered a not guilty plea to charges of “conspiracy to cause intentional damage to a protected computer, causing intentional damage to a protected computer, and aiding and abetting”.
According to an indictment filed against Christopher Doyon and another man, Joshua John Covelli, the charges specifically relate to a denial-of-service attack against the servers of Santa Cruz County in December 2010, after the city put in place a law prohibiting camping inside the city.
The indictment gives Doyon the aliases “PLF”, “Commander Adama” (clearly a Battlestar Galactica fan) and “Commander X”. Covelli meanwhile is alleged to use the pseudonyms “Absolem” and…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.