New World Hackers group revealed as college students: sources

Some great reporting by Zack Whittaker the other day, pretty much outing the members of New World Hackers:

How many hackers does it take to bring down one of the world’s largest websites? Turns out, only three — and two of them are still in college.

Several sources have told ZDNet that despite claiming to have dozens of members across the world, the New World Hackers’ consists of just three core members who carry out the bulk of the group’s cyberattacks — the youngest of which is still a teenager.

“Ownz,” the founder of the group, is a student in his early 20s with British and Russian parentage who studies computing at a university in Colorado.

Read more on ZDNet.

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