Anonymous hackers find and punish the wrong guy

Wednesday, 30 January 2008, 3:09 PM EST

Anti-Scientology agitators have repeatedly harassed and threatened violence against a 59-year-old PG&E worker and his wife, who were mistakenly flagged as pro-Scientology hackers.

John Lawson, who lives in Stockton, California with his wife Julia, began receiving threatening phone calls around 2 a.m. Saturday morning. He didn't know why until THREAT LEVEL explained that a hacking group calling itself the g00ns posted his home address, phone number and cell numbers, as well as Julia's Social Security number, online.

At Wired.

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