Pretty hard to catch you up to speed on the Barrett Brown saga if you haven’t been playing along. Start here. Zetas, kidnappings, jealous hackers — there are just a few moving parts.
Anyway, Barrett now believes he’s in danger. There are some folks out there who don’t much care for Anonymous or the Barrett Brown Show. Some of these folks, Barrett claims, are ex-military who see Barrett as a national security threat. They doxed him — meaning they put a bunch of his personal information online, including his address. That’s not a good thing if you’ve publicly said that you’re working to bring down the Zetas (see: “disembowelment, hanging from bridge”). So Barrett is looking to relocate. He’s aiming for someplace in New York City or Boston.
Thing is though, Barrett needs someone to pay for a plane ticket. What’s that you say? Why would a guy with a reported six-figure book advance need help buying a plane ticket? Barrett says the advance money doesn’t roll in for another month or so. He promises to repay you at that time (if not earlier).
Interested parties can reach Barrett at Transistor@hushmail.com.
[This post was corrected after it went up. I mistakenly wrote in the first draft that the people who doxed Barrett were Anons.]