Anonymous Hunts Down Harry Potter Charity Defacer

By Gary Cutlack on at

A man who calls himself The Lord Of Darkness, or AnonVoldemort, has been brought down to earth by hacking team Anonymous, after he stupidly hacked the site of a local New Zealand kid's charity.

The owner of the site posted an appeal for help on Facebook, after the man, who claimed to be acting on behalf of Anonymous, brought down the redsky.tv domain and stole/deleted the video files hosted there.

The Facebook appeal found its way out to other members of Anonymous, who tracked down the rogue offender and uncovered his real-life name and address details, which were forwarded to the site admin so he could report him to local authorities.

Bryan Bruce, owner of the hacked site, told the New Zealand Herald: "Apparently, one of the rules is you don't hack charity sites, you don't hack sites of people trying to help kids. This guy was trying to impress them, to try and get into their group and boasting about what he'd done - but they turned on him, they chased him." [NZ Herald via The Register]