UFC President Dana White recently referred to hackers as terrorists, and they responded with an attack.
The story doesn't end there, however.
The hackers may have accidentally targeted someone else. A hacker posted personal information about White, and it has been circulated around various web sites, including Facebook. The only thing is, it's not White's information. The info belongs to a Las Vegas woman.
Julie Breeler has received more than 500 phone calls since 5 p.m. Thursday. Some of those calls are threatening, and some callers are asking her for donations or even a job with the UFC.
The back and forth battle started when Dana White issued the challenge to hackers because he supports the recently debated online piracy legislation known as SOPA and PIPA.
"They will not intimidate me," White said in a phone interview with FOX5. "I'm not intimidated. I'm not scared of what they're doing."
The hacker, known only as UgNazi, successfully took over UFC.com earlier this week. Following White's challenge, a hacker using the Twitter handle @joshthegod posted the personal information.
Julie feels she's been dragged into White's mess.
"I've had everything from interviews, resumes, threats to my life, hey, what's up? – all sorts of things," she said. "I don't know if I should be afraid – irritated?"
More than Julie's phone number and address are floating around. There are Social Security numbers and addresses for other, supposed Dana Whites.
"You know how many phone calls I got last night? None," White said. "Nobody called me."
White is in Chicago for the next televised fight. He said he's upset that personal information belonging to other people has been posted online.
"This is what happens when you deal with terrorists, and these guys are like terrorists," he said.
He's not backing down from his challenge, though, and Julie wants revenge.
"If I ever find (the hackers), or find a way to get to you, you are going to have a lot of sleepless nights, because I will torment you just like you are tormenting me"!
Julie has contacted Metro Police for assistance.
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