We all despise Westboro Baptist Church — the GOD HATES FIGS (it's "figs" right?) people that drum up publicity by threatening to protest at the sites of America's worst tragedies — but 15-year-old hacker Cosmo the God really hates Westboro Baptist Church. So much so that he's potentially willing to go to jail just so he can take down the Twitter accounts of some of WBC's most prominent figures.
He's also hopelessly addicted to hacking and the fame it brings him, at least if a report by Wired's Mat Honan is true. Honan said today that a source told him that Cosmo — who is currently under strict probation after a prolific string of hacking this year — has taken over the Twitter account of WBC's Fred Phelps Jr., the son of church leader Fred Phelps Sr. Cosmo was sentenced to probation terms earlier this year that forbid him from using the internet without prior consent or supervision until he turns 21 years old.
Phelps Jr.'s account is currently suspended — though Google displays his username as Cosmo — but here's how Cosmo reportedly gained control of it:
Cosmo took over the @WBCFredJR Twitter account via Phelps' Hotmail account, which he gained entry to by forwarding the password-reset phone number on the Hotmail account to the phone number he controlled, according to Wired's source.
This comes on the heels of Cosmo allegedly hacking the Twitter account of WBC spokeswoman Shirley Lynn Phelps-Roper and, according to Honan, remotely recording gay porn on her DVR, which is incredibly hilarious. Phelps-Roper seemed to confirm earlier tonight that Phelps Jr.'s account had been compromised.
He is not back, and when he is, we'll see if Cosmo moves onto another account or if he has something bigger in mind. That is, of course, if he isn't in prison first.
[via Wired, image via Getty]