Earlier this year, UFC.com and Dana White was held hostage by a 13-year-old hacker named ‘JoshTheGod’ part of the UGNazi group. After the site (and Twitter account) was initially defaced, ZUFFA literally challenged UGNazi to hack the company again — and they did. The only thing we needed to complete January 2012 was an appearance by short-haired Angelina Jolie garbed in a leather motorcycle jacket. Damn that’s a ridiculously long stretch of a reference. If I ever pull something like that again on MiddleEasy, feel free to slap me in the face and steal all of my lunch money.
Now according to a recent press release from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the organization completed an international ‘cyber crime takedown’ which included arresting the infamous JoshTheGod.
Mir Islam, a/k/a “JoshTheGod,” trafficked in stolen credit card information and possessed information for more than 50,000 credit cards. Islam also held himself out as a member of “UGNazi,” a hacking group that has claimed credit for numerous recent online hacks, and as a founder of “Carders.Org,” a carding forum on the Internet. Last night, Islam met in Manhattan with an individual he believed to be a fellow carder—but who, in fact, was an undercover FBI agent—to accept delivery of what Islam believed were counterfeit credit cards encoded with stolen credit card information. Islam was placed under arrest after he attempted to withdraw illicit proceeds from an ATM using one of the cards. Today, the FBI seized the web server for UGNazi.com and seized the domain name of Carders.org, taking both sites offline.
Joe Rogan was wrong, you can stop the internet, but only if you’re a massive crime-fighting bureau with seemingly unlimited resources. Of course, the ‘unlimited resources’ part is a topic that only David Icke can truly tackle.