According to an interview published by Homeland Security, The Jester began taking down jihadist recruting websites in 2110, followed by targets that include nations that support Edward Snowden and Wikileaks, and anarchist hacking collectives including Anonymous, 4Chan, and LulzSec. There is someconfusion as to whether The Jester acts alone or in conjunction with a small collective of U.S. citizens. There targets have included the Westboro Baptist Church, which is known for its anti-gay crusade, and South American governments who were ready to give Edward Snowden asylum. The Jester claims to have taken down more than 180 websites, including some associated with ISIS. It is not known if The Jester is one person or several; he says he "is an American male who works a day job."
@th3j35t3r (The Jester)
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