FBIBuchta and Van Rooy Complaint.pdf


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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

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NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS

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AFFIDAVIT

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I, Eric T. Brelsford, being duly sworn, state as follows:

1.

I am a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

assigned to the Chicago Field Office.

I have

and am

been employed as a Special Agent with

the FBI since May 2003 and have specialized in cybercrime investigations for the
duration of my emplo;rment. As a Special Agent,

I

am charged with investigating

possible violations of federal criminal law, including violations of 18 U.S.C. gg 1030

(computer crime), 1029 (access device fraud), 875(c) (interstate transmission of

threats), and,2261.{(2) (cyberstalking).

I

have received specialized training in the

investigation of cybercrime. In particular,

I hold a bachelor's degree in Computer

Studies and have current cybersecurity-related certifi"cations from
Information Assurance Certification

Global

in the fields of incident handling,

web

application penetration testing, and computer forensics. I have attended multiple FBI
and private sector training sessions and conferences on computer intrusion, network

analysis, and electronic evidence recovery.

2.

This affidavit is submitted in support of a criminal complaint alleging

that Zachary Buchta, also known as "pein," "@fbiarelosers," "@otehpoodle,"

and

"lizard," and Bradley Jan willem van Rooy, also known as "Uchiha," "@IJchihaLS,"
"dragon," and "fox," have conspired with each other and others to knowingly cause
the transmission of a program, information, code, or command, and as a result of such