Mr Ortmann is described as shy, very straight and a humble person who lives a modest life in rented accommodation with a long-term girlfriend (MegaUpload)
MegaUpload’s Bram van der Kolk: I’m a humble programmer with a wife and two-year-old son
Mangham - who it is believed has Asperger’s and was said to have ‘no social life’ - claims that his work was ‘ethical hacking’ and he breached the security so that he could find vulnerabilities within the site, which the developers could then strengthen. This is someone who in previous times would have thrown everything aside to seek the source of the Nile and he would have continued until he did
This endless pressure on an Aspergic man with severe mental health issues is barbaric
Richard O’Dwyer said the website had helped him with studies and said when he first set it up he “didn’t even think it would get that popular to be honest”
On Thursday police in Cheltenham arrested a 26-year-old man who ran TV Links, which linked to video content on other sites, and shut down its Dutch servers. Then yesterday a 24-year-old IT worker who ran members-only torrent tracker website OiNK was arrested in Middlesbrough. Its servers – also in the Netherlands – were seized.
Dutch hacker Brenno de Winter will not be prosecuted in The Netherlands for hacking Public Transportation Cards. He did break the law but was acting as a reporter too
http://vrritti.com/2011/09/09/dutch-hacker-brenno-de-winter-will-not-be-prosecuted-in-the-netherlands-for-hacking-public-transportation-cards-he-did-break-the-law-but-was-acting-as-a-reporter-too-public-prosecutors-office-argu/ and http://vrritti.com/2011/06/24/dutch-public-transportation-card-hacker-brenno-de-winter-interrogated-for-four-hours/ and http://vrritti.com/2011/09/15/public-transport-card-hacker-brenno-de-winter-and-wikileaks-hacker-rop-gonggrijp-criticize-and-advise-dutch-government-on-diginotar-issue-during-political-debate-emphasize-need-for-better-it-security/