According to the Cnet portal, the man should brag about his plan on social media.He threatened to “kill 70% of the Internet” and blow up the data center Amazon Web Services In Virginia.
Seth Aaron Pendley from Texas came because he decided to buy the plastic explosive C-4 on the black market. Unfortunately, the seller turned out to be an undercover agent of the FBI. The official discovered that Pendleley plans to destroy “about 70% of the Internet” and overthrow “oligarchy,” Cnet reports. He also boasted previously that he had participated in the riots in the Capitol on April 6 this year.
The man was arrested on Thursday, April 8. The FBI informed the Federal Court that the crime had occurred. The entire investigation began when a citizen showed a screen to the police on Pendley’s social media. The person described his plan under the nickname “Dionysus.”
Passed by a secret FBI agent SignalaLearn more about his plan. The man wanted to blow up a server with explosives, which would provide Internet services to numerous federal agencies. After obtaining sufficient evidence (including Pendley’s private Facebook messages and witness materials), the agent was arrested. They also searched the suspect’s house.
According to Cnet, the officers found hand-drawn maps and notes related to the plan, as well as “parts of automatic rifles, pistols painted with toy guns, wigs, masks and machetes marked with Dionysus”.
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