The alleged hacker involved in blocking a crowdfunding project for the Canadian trucker Freedom Convoy on GiveSendGo has revealed his identity on TikTok.
Aubrey Cottle claimed responsibility for the Sunday hacking effort in a video, saying he would do it again.
“Yes, I tossed the trucker. I hacked GiveSendGo, and I’d do it again. I’d do it a hundred times. I did it. I did it. Come at me. What are you going to do to me?” Cottle, known as “Kirtaner,” said in the video.
“I’m literally a famous f***ing cyberterrorist, and you think that you can scare me?” he added.
This is Aubrey Cottle. He hacked GiveSendGo and he doesn’t care if anyone knows it. He’s live on TikTok bragging about doxing and releasing the info that’s currently getting thousands of people fired from their jobs for donating to the Freedom Convoy. pic.twitter.com/HJW7BBRc4z
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) February 16, 2022
GiveSendGo restarted the fundraiser on Tuesday morning. The Freedom Convoy has already raised more than $9.5 million in the effort to stop the nation’s vaccine mandates and pandemic restrictions.
“We are in a battle. We didn’t expect it to be easy. This has not caused us to be afraid. Instead, it’s made it even more evident that we cannot back down. Thank you for your continued support, prayers, and the countless emails letting us know you are standing with us,” the company said.
A battle is right. When a young hacker can take down a multi-million dollar fundraiser for peaceful protesters and brag about it publicly, our nation – and our world – is in trouble.
The no-consequences action seems to fit a growing list of liberal attacks that have seen no response or justice. Earlier this week, the bombshell report was released that a tech firm hired by Hillary Clinton spied on Donald Trump. This occurred in the White House and while he was president.
This is a matter of top national security, but mainstream media has largely neglected the case. Clinton has called it “fake news.” Even with all the evidence in the world, Clinton could likely run for president and face no legal challenges, something many are speculating she will do.
But these hacking attacks are no small matter. The nations of the world are involved, with real lives and real families impacted. If law and order can’t be dealt with regarding a hack against an American company over a Canadian protest, what’s next?
That, “What’s next?” is the scary part. It wasn’t long ago that reports of Chinese facial recognition being used to rank one’s “social credit” were the latest shock to the free world. Right now, American athletes are in China being scanned with facial recognition using the same type of technology.
Similar efforts were also used in the investigation of people involved in the Jan. 6 incident at the U.S. Capitol Building. Videos, phone records, financial transactions and more were all accessed to make arrests and determine guilt. While these techniques can be helpful in solving some crimes, the invasion of hackers, government or unofficial, is a growing problem, as the latest TikTok reveal has shown.
Our greatest battles are now on keyboards and screens as we seek to keep our nation and world free.