Costing PayPal millions of pounds through his participation in hactivist activities on behalf of Anonymous, Christopher Weatherhead will finally have his court payday today in Southwark Crown Court according to the North Hampton Chronicle and Echo.
The 22-year-old student at the University of Hampton was convicted last month for his part in conspiring to impair the operation of computers from August 1, 2010 through January 2012. And on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, Christopher Weatherhead is getting payback from the court system abroad.
Due to being attacked repeatedly during December of 2010 after the company took a stand against WikiLeaks, refusing to process financial transactions at the height of the controversy between Julian Assange and several governments, especially the United States, with the online money mover vowing to address the criminal acts legally. And they have kept their word.
Three more young men have pleaded guilty to participation in the online cyber campaign to flood the company with an excessive number of requests, costing PayPal as much as 3.5 million pounds in the process. Those men, Ashley Rhodes, 27; Peter Gibson, 24; and Jake Birchall, 18, have yet to be sentenced.
In other recent news about Julian Assange, he claimed on Wednesday that the new movie about WikiLeaks titled, "The Fifth Estate" is chock full of lies, lies, lies per Contact Music.com. And PP has released some new news themselves, telling the public that big changes are coming.
Christopher Weatherhead photo credit: Northamptonchron.co.uk