The person who is alleged to have harassed a 15-year-old Canadian girl over the internet causing her to commit suicide earlier this month, has been identified by Jezebel.com as 32-year-old Kody Maxson, a former Facebook employee.
Jezebel claims that they got this information from the hacktivist group Anonymous.
Just before she hanged herself in her home on October 10, Todd uploaded a video to YouTube detailing her horrific treatment at the hands of her cyber bully.
Detailing her treatment on a stack of note cards Todd said the person, whom she did not name, had asked her to flash him about a year ago while they were chatting on the internet.
She said the person then recorded the images of her breasts and then contacted her and demanded that she put on a show for him over the internet, and if she refused, he would show the topless pictures to the world.
When Todd refused to give him the show, the cyber bully created a Facebook page with a list of her friends and used one of her topless picture as the profile photo.
This led to relentless bullying from people online and because of the incident; the teenager became depressed and was put on anti-depression medication.
Todd killed herself this month.
Anonymous have identified Maxson as the person who bullied the teenager, saying on an online post that he is a “pedophile that enjoys taking advantage of children.”
In a YouTube video, a Guy Fawkes-outfitted anonybor with an auto-tuned voice reports that Anonymous has discovered a connection between Todd and Maxson, who lives in New Westminster, British Columbia.
“We have brought this announcement forwards solely for the purpose of releasing Amanda Todd’s punisher’s identity,” Anonymous said in a YouTube video posted on Monday.
“Below, you will find a URL to the man’s DOX. In there, you will see various information about said person.”
It’s unclear whether the Canadian authorities are investigating Maxson
Anonymous is a loosely associated hacktivist group that was originated in 2003 on the imageboard 4chan. They represent the concept of many online and offline community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain. It is also generally considered to be a blanket term for members of certain Internet subcultures, a way to refer to the actions of people in an environment where their actual identities are not known. It strongly opposes Internet censorship and surveillance, and has hacked various government websites. It has also targeted major security corporations. Its members can be distinguished in public by the wearing of Guy Fawkes masks.