Anonymous delivers serves:
– 12 months in jail
– $20,000 in restitution
– Another 12 months supervison after he is out of prison
LOS ANGELES – A Nebraska man who took part in a cyber attack against Church of Scientology websites two years ago was sentenced to one year in prison by a federal judge in Los Angeles here Monday.
Brian Mettenbrink, was also ordered to serve one year of supervised release after his jail sentence ends, after pleading guilty to what Judge Gary Feess described as a ‘sense of hate crime.’
Mettenbrink had admitted a misdemeanor charge of unauthorized access of a protected computer.
According to court documents, Mettenbrink was part of the shadowy anti-scientology group ‘Anonymous,’ which has conducted several protests against the Church of Scientology in recent years.
In January 2008 the group announced a cyber offensive against the church which disabled access to Scientology’s Web sites, prosecutors said.
(AFP, 25 May 2010)