Texas: Man Arrested for Amazon Web Services Bomb Plot


A Texas man has been charged with plotting a bombing of Amazon Web Services in a quest to allegedly “kill off the internet.”

Seth Aaron Pendley was arrested in Ft. Worth after allegedly attempting to get an explosive device from an undercover FBI employee in a sting. The feds were alerted to Pendley after a concerned citizen contacted them on Jan. 8 about posts from Pendley on MyMilitia.com, a forum dedicated to organizing militia groups.

According to an announcement from the Department of Justice issued Friday, “a user who went by the screenname ‘Dionysus’ stated he was planning to ‘conduct a little experiment,’ that he said would ‘draw a lot of heat’ and could be ‘dangerous.’ When another user asked what outcome Dionysus desired, he responded, ‘death.’”

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Source: ThreatPost