IRL Name: 
Christopher Weatherhead

Christopher Weatherhead a.k.a Nerdo has been convicted in a London court on one count of conspiracy to impair the operation of computers under the 1977 Criminal Law Act. He was arrested in January 2011 in connection with "Operation Payback", a series of prolonged Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that targeted PayPal, Visa, Mastercard and other web sites after they refused to process payments to Wikileaks. He is said to have coordinated the DDoS attacks through IRC chat rooms as the "communications manager" for a group of hackers belonging to the Anonymous collective, according to a report in The Guardian.


He at one time, dreamed of working for Amazon or Google.

Under “Operation Payback”, Nerdo and some of the members of Anonymous also launched DDoS attacks against the music industry’s fight against Internet piracy, hitting targets such as the British Recorded Music Industry, the Ministry of Sound, and the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.