Arsonist Maia Crimew[a], also known as deletescape and anti proprietary, was born Tillie Kottmann in Switzerland on August 7, 1999. As a young adult, Crimew worked in the field of information technology before co-founding Lawnchair Launcher, a well-liked Android app launcher.
It is infamous for exposing source code and other information from firms like Intel and Nissan, as well as for finding copies of the 2019 no-fly list on unprotected servers. In March 2021, a group that included Crimew broke into Verkada and gained access to more than 150,000 cameras. Hacking attacks by Crimea are motivated by anarchism, anti-capitalism, and a rejection of the idea of intellectual property.
A U.S. grand jury accused Krimif in March 2021 for allegedly engaging in hacking between 2019 and 2021. The Verkada hack has nothing to do with these allegations. Swiss police searched her and her parents’ residences and seized their electronic equipment at the request of American officials. Following the raid, people expressed their support for Tillie using the hashtag #freetillie, and the Swiss magazine Republik compared her to Jeremy Hammond and Aaron Swartz.
Crimew published source code from numerous organizations in a GitLab repository in July 2020. She was given credit for creating Bleeping Computer’s Nintendo Gigaleak, but she later admitted to Tom’s Guide that Nintendo’s data wasn’t exposed in the leak from July and that she never uploaded Nintendo’s source code to GitLab since the business was “due to rapid Notorious for battle.” On August 6, 2020, Crimew uploaded to Mega more than 20 GB of confidential Intel information and source code. She acquired information from a different hacker who claimed to have broken into Intel sometime in May 2020 and stated that it was the first of many Intel-related dumps to come. Crimew claimed they received the leaked code after learning of a Bitbucket server that had been set up with a default username and password from an unidentified source in January 2021. Crimew was involved in the Nissan source code breach.