‘Anonymous’ may have identified cyberbully who drove 15-year-old to suicide

Posted at 7:01 PM, Oct 16, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-16 19:01:46-04

The hacker group Anonymous has reportedly tracked down the cyberbully who tormented a 15-year-old girl so relentlessly it drove her to suicide.

The New York Daily News is reporting that someone claiming to be from Anonymous posted the name of the suspect online, along with his personal information.

“This is the pedophile that social engineered Amanda Todd into supplying him nude pictures,” the post read.

The suspect — a male in his 30s – is accused of tormenting Todd by blackmailing her and posting topless photos of her online, sending them to her peers.

Several news outlets reported that the suspect named appeared in court Monday on sexual assault charges not related to Todd.

Police say they are probing Todd’s death and have received tips, but have reportedly not commented on Anonymous’ claims.

Todd’s body was found last Wednesday in her home in the Vancouver-area city of Coquitlam. She took her own life.

Todd left behind a chilling YouTube video featuring her story of bullying told through hand-written messages. The video has gotten around four million views.

Read more: The New York Daily News.