Has th3j35t3r been unmasked?

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Hackers shuts down Twitter account, blog entries following alleged threats.

Notorious patriotic hacker The Jester, dubbed "th3j35t3r" on Twitter, has reportedly been unmasked by a former colleague in the US Army.

The unnamed colleague (@cubespherical) uploaded what was claimed to be direct message exchanges via Twitter with the hacker, in which it is revealed how the two had met when they served in the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM).

The veracity of exchange cannot yet be verified.

In the exchange, Cubespherical said they knew The Jester because they had come to blows during their time in the military. They also claimed they knew The Jester had gone “toe-to-toe three times a week when [he] was on base”.

Cubespherical also tweeted a photo of a truck purportedly owned by The Jester.

In the message exchange, Cubespherical said they would publish the hacker's real identity and resume after they had acquired a donation of 20,000 bitcoinc for whistle-blower web site Wikileaks, an organisation The Jester has attacked by denial of service (DoS) and disparaged in a series of tweets.

“Jester's Real Life ID will be given up finally when this bitcoin address 15JDgkwFVXvuxCt66eUQ434ty3jrvwPfGe has 20K BTC (bitcoins),”  - Cubespherical's Twitter account.

About half of the donations would go to Wikileaks, while the remainder would help Cubespherical “hide”, they said.

Both The Jester's twitter account and blog entries have since been deleted.

However, Cubespherical had uploaded a HTML cache file of the Jester's tweets.

The Jester was known for launching DoS attacks against websites the hacker accused of spreading terrorist propaganda. The hacker had also built a DoS tool dubbed XerXes.

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