Matt DeHart

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(spook, hacker, whistleblower)
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Born11 June 1984
Exposed2001 Anthrax attacks
US hacker who claimed to have received documents about the CIA's role in the 2001 Anthrax attacks. Later arrested for child pornography.

Matt DeHart


In 2008, DeHart enlisted in the U.S. Air National Guard, becoming an intelligence analyst.[1] In June 2009, he was discharged from the National Guard, with an honorable discharge, as a consequence of a diagnosis of depression. DeHart says after his superiors had learned about his activism he had been offered a lump sum if he resigned but he had refused to do so.[2][3][4]

2001 Anthrax attacks

Full article: Rated 4/5 2001 Anthrax attacks

DeHart ran a dead drop over tor in his bedroom. He stated that "a document dropped onto his Tor server included details of FBI's investigation into CIA's possible role in the anthrax attack".[5]

Child pornography charge

DeHart was charged an imprisoned on charges of possessing child pornography. He claims this was retaliation for his exposure of the CIA's involvement in the 2001 Anthrax attacks. "Prosecutors in Tennessee claim that investigations have produced evidence that DeHart solicited child pornography from two victims. DeHart has always strenuously denied these accusations."[6]