Pro-US Hacker “The Jester” Takes On Countries Helping Edward Snowden
Pro-US hacker “The Jester” is taking on countries that are assisting NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
FOX News EXCLUSIVE: Pro-US hacker 'The Jester' takes aim at nations helping Snowden – http://t.co/5GiAGbJ7Bv
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FOX News reported:
The self-described patriot hacker known as “The Jester” says he’ll carry out cyber attacks on countries considering granting asylum to Edward Snowden.
Beginning early Monday, The Jester hacked into several government websites in Ecuador as reports circulated that Snowden, who divulged secrets on the National Security Agency’s spying programs, could be headed there. With Venezuela emerging as a possible landing spot for Snowden, The Jester told FoxNews.com he could turn his attention to that South American country.
“These are enemies and I that’s how I will be treating them, and anyone who facilitates them,” The Jester told FoxNews.com in an online interview.
The Jester launched denial of service attacks on a website hosting Ecuador’s tourism ministry and on another that hosts the country’s stock market home page. While in communication with FoxNews.com, he appeared to be taking the sites on and offline. When Ecuador abruptly reversed its stance and said it would not harbor Snowden, The Jester told FoxNews.com he would restore the sites. Within minutes, they were back online.