Hacker behind massive Internet slowdown not shy about anti-Semitism

Sven Olaf Kamphuis tells Daily Beast that head of attacked anti-spam group is a Jew who thinks he is better than others

NEW YORK (JTA) — A man claiming to represent the hackers behind one of the biggest attacks in Internet history made anti-Jewish statements.

Sven Olaf Kamphuis, who claims to be a spokesman for the group that has slowed down Web access in retaliation for Internet providers that refuse to prevent their clients from spamming, made anti-Semitic statements on Facebook, the Daily Beast reported.

Sven Olaf Kamphuis. (Photo credit: via Facebook)
Sven Olaf Kamphuis (photo credit: via Facebook)

“There are a certain group of Jews known as the Zionists that think they are better than other people and this is not a problem with all Jews, this is just a problem with certain Jews who think the others are like the goyim,” Kamphuis told the website. “I think Steve Linford is like that.”

Linford is the founder of Spamhaus, a Geneva-based anti-spam company. According to Kamphuis, Spamhaus placed an Internet service provider that he owns on a blacklist, effectively denying it access to the Internet.

In retaliation, Kamphuis says he and others formed an opposition group, Stophaus, which earlier this month launched a massive attack that flooded servers with data, impeding Internet service for users around the world. It is said to have been the largest such attack in history.

Kamphuis has a history of making claims against Israelis. In 2010, after a German court issued an injunction against his company for piracy, he claimed the Mossad spy agency tried to blow up his car.

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