Friday, September 24, 2010

Bruce Raisley, online sex sting target, convicted of launching attack on Rolling Stone's website

Posted By on Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 2:00 PM

How could you attack this?
  • How could you attack this?
How could you attack this?
Bruce Raisley used to be tight with the child predator hating vigilantes at Perverted Justice (you know, the guys who helped NBC's Chris Hansen humiliate dudes packing Mike's Hard Lemonade and condoms).

But the 49-year-old Kansas City man had a falling out with Perverted Justice founder Xavier Von Erck and began criticizing the group and that's just not something you do to a dude prone to using the Internets to settle scores (or so the Department of Justice tells the story).

Being a reasonable person, Von Erck retaliated, posing as a woman named "Holly" online and flirting with Raisley, who eventually decided leaving his wife for a woman he'd never met and might not be real was a good idea. Raisley eventually went to meet Holly and, of course, Perverted Justice was waiting at the airport to snap photos.



Rolling Stone and Radar wrote about the feud in 2006

and 2007, and Raisley wasn't happy that his humiliation was out there

for anyone with Internet access to see. So Raisley targeted the sites,

launching a program that infected 100,000 computers and directed them to

attack websites for Rolling Stone and others in order to block anyone from seeing the story.

Of course, this story doesn't end well for Raisley. His virus was

discovered. On Wednesday, he was convicted of launching a malicious

computer program designed to attack computers and Internet

websites, causing damages. Guessing his trust of

people he meets on the Internet is shattered.


H/T: cnet

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