According to Northern California acting U.S. Attorney Stephanie Hinds, 56-year-old Christopher Doyon was arrested by Mexican authorities on June 11 and was deported back into the United States the following day.
A man accused of hacking a Santa Cruz County government website more than a decade ago has been apprehended in Mexico after several years on the run, according to federal prosecutors.
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Doyon appeared before a federal judge on Monday on a charge of failure to appear in a 2012 court hearing while awaiting trial for allegedly launching a distributed denial of service attack against Santa Cruz County servers in 2010.
According to the indictment filed in 2011, the attack was in retaliation for the enforcement of certain camping restrictions in the city of Santa Cruz. Prosecutors alleged that Doyon and others took part in the cyberattack coordinated by a group called the People’s Liberation Front, which was associated with the hacking group Anonymous.
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