Commander X, was indicted in September on federal charges of conspiracy to cause intentional damage to a protected computer, causing intentional damage to a protected computer, and aiding and abetting. He’s accused of hacking into Santa Cruz County computers in 2010 as retribution for the breakup of a lengthy protest over the city of Santa Cruz’s controversial camping ban.
Doyon did not show up to his federal court hearing in February and a bench warrant has been issued for his arrest, said his attorney, Jay Leiderman. A release sent out last month by an organization called Peoples Liberation Front announced that Doyon had fled to Canada. The organization also called upon the Canadian government not to cooperate with the U.S. in apprehending Doyon or other members of the activist hacker group Anonymous.
Doyon and another man are accused of hacking the Santa Cruz County sites on behalf of Peoples Liberation Front, a Massachusetts-based group that claimed credit for the attack and has been linked to Anonymous.
The county government computer attacks resulted in users not being able to access the county’s website. No information was compromised or disseminated, county authorities said.
In light of Doyon’s disappearance, federal prosecutors will now move to collect the bail money from Santa Cruz attorney Ed Frey. Frey had signed an unsecured bail bond for $35,000 on behalf of Doyon. He could not be reached to comment Friday afternoon.
Leiderman, who was representing Doyon in the federal case, said he still plans to do so if Doyon returns and the case resumes.
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