Dana White, president of Zuffa’s Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), suffered a technical knockout after challenging the international Internet hacktivist collective known as Anonymous.
After taunting and challenging Anonymous hacktivists via Twitter Thursday night, White's personal information, including his Social Security number, cellphone number, address, and legal information (i.e. criminal record), was leaked by a known Anonymous enthusiast that goes by the handle “s3rver.exe.”
In essence, White told Anonymous “come at me bro,” and Anonymous did. White never had a chance.
In addition to revealing White’s personal information, Softpedia reports that S3rver.exe, the hacker who not long ago breached Sony Pictures, along with others, breached UFC.com and UFC.tv, defacing some of their webpages.
MMAmania.com reports on the Twitter exchange between White and Anonymous:
White to Anonymous:
"I'm not afraid of you, you don't f*****g scare me, you come in and do your thing, you don't scare me."
Dana White told us to come at him, so we did. Total deface time: 3 hours. Method of showing off 1337 skills: Tweeted wile video streaming the whole process.
We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Dana White, we are not terrorists, you should have expected us.
White got into trouble with Anonymous while trying to defend and justify his companies support of two controversial Internet censorship bills: SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act), and PIPA (the the Protect IP Act). Critics claim both SOPA and PIPA would lead to Internet censorship. The bills would radically restrict Internet freedom in an attempt to protect intellectual property rights. If passed, the legislation would cripple the Internet as we know it. In particular, the proposed legislation would threaten websites that rely on user-uploaded content like YouTube, Wikipedia, Facebook and Reddit.
Apparently White can expect more good times to come. Anonymous @YourAnonNews released the following Tweet Friday:
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