Anonymous Hackers Identify Man Who Drove Teen to Suicide
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are investigating the hackers' allegations.
In a recent Pastebin post, members of Anonymous identified the man who extorted nude photos from teenager Amanda Todd and drove her to suicide as a 32-year-old resident of New Westminster, British Columbia.
"Todd committed suicide in her home in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, last week, a month after she posted to YouTube a video chronicling the depths of her bullying," writes The Inquisitr's Nathan Francis.
"When she was 12 years old, she had been persuaded to expose her breast to a man online," writes The Telegraph's Katinka Dufour. "She was then relentlessly harassed by the man, who sent Amanda's video and photos to teachers, parents and classmates. Amanda was bullied by her classmates leading to anxiety, depression and drug and alcohol abuse."
"The group usually known for hacking high-profile websites published an online username associated with the man and his street, but no house number," writes TechNewsDaily's Ben Weitzenkorn.
"The activist group claims the 32-year-old man has also made postings to child pornography sites," CBC News reports. "The man is now himself the target of threats on Facebook, Twitter, and other websites."
"The Royal Canadian Mounted police (RCMP) said they would investigate the claims as part of their ongoing inquiry into what led to Amanda's death," writes Metro.co.uk's Matthew Champion.
"A man with a similar name was in Surrey provincial court Monday on charges of sexual assault and sexual interference of a person under 16 stemming from a separate incident in Surrey on Aug. 1," National Post reports.