Amanda Todd Suicide: Anonymous claims they unmasked cyber-stalker, Facebook Employee that allegedly drove teen to suicide
This is going to be a major story if it’s true, especially among the the Internet set.
Vancouver native Amanda Todd, 15, was found dead last week in an apparent suicide, evidently pushed over the edge by persistently cruel bullying, online and in real life. And now, the vigilante hacker group Anonymous claims to have identified — and unmasked — her virtual harasser. A guide to the developing story:
And who is this alleged tormenter?
The hacking group claims that a 30-year-old Facebook employee from New Westminister, British Columbia, harassed Amanda so relentlessly that she took her own life. In a newly released YouTube video, a man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask says in an auto-tuned voice that the man “is an abomination to our society and will be punished.” Anonymous further distinguishes “Amanda Todd’s punisher” in a post on Pastebin, saying: “This is the pedophile that social engineered Amanda Todd into supplying him nude pictures.” They include his online user name, birthday, and location.
What does the alleged harasser say?
He doesn’t appear to have spoken publicly since Anonymous unmasked him. But earlier this week, he reportedly appeared in court on unrelated charges of sexual assault and sexual interference with a minor. At the time, he claimed he was Amanda’s friend and reportedly blamed a man in New York for harassing her.
via Did Anonymous just unmask a man who allegedly drove a teen to suicide? – The Week.
My original item on Amanda Todd.
A follow up in which the Mother spoke out.