Dallas Man Linked to Anonymous Hackers Indicted
Barrett Brown was arrested last month. Federal authorities had not said why he was detained until Thursday’s announcement of an indictment.
The 31-year-old Brown is charged with Internet threats, conspiracy to make publically available restricted personal information of a government employee and retaliation against a federal law enforcement officer.
Brown’s attorney, Jay Leiderman, has said he believes some of the charges stem from a YouTube video in which Brown rails against law enforcement.
Brown has previously been linked to the Anonymous movement of cyber-rebels. He’s been quoted in media reports about the shadowy movement.