Queer hacker Maia Arson Crimew continues to make headlines after leaking a purported version of the American TSA’s No Fly List earlier this week. Read on to learn what happened to Maia Arson Crimew after leaking sensitive terrorist data and if her blog is dead or alive.
For context, the No Fly List is a small subset of the U.S. government Terrorist Screen Database that contains the identity information of known or suspected terrorists. It’s like the TSA’s (Transportation Security Administration) terrorist watchlist.
Who is Maia Arson Crimew?
Maia Arson Crimew, born Tillie Kottman, is a Swiss developer and computer hacker from the LGBTQ+ community. She started working in information technology as a teenager and became the founding developer of Lawnchair Launcher, a famous Android app launcher.
Crimew is best known for leaking source code and other key data from companies like Intel and Nissan. Recently, she has also discovered a 2019 copy of the U.S No Fly List on an unsecured server. She was also a part of a group that hacked into Verkada in March 2021.
Crimew is widely known for her online monickers deletelscape and antiproprietary. She was born on August 7, 1999, in the Bruche district of Lucerne, Switzerland.
What did Maia Arson Crimew do?
Maia Arson Crimew leaked a purported version of 2019’s American TSA’s No Fly List on Thursday, January 19, 2023. She leaked the sensitive info involving the identities of terrorists on her blog “maia.crimew.gay” in a nonchalant manner.
The leak inspired mass news coverage and started trending on social media. It also kicked off a series of memes and online discourse mainly on Twitter and TikTok.
The activity was first noticed by Daily Dot journalists Mikael Thalen and David Covucci and was published in an exclusive article titled “U.S. airline accidentally exposes ‘No Fly List’ on an unsecured server.” They stated Maia Arson Crimew’s name for uncovering the data.
The leaked list involves identity information and key data including 1.5 million names and aliases of people who are barred from air travel due to having suspected or known ties to terrorist organizations.
What Happened to Maia Arson Crimew After Leaking TSA’s No Fly List?
After leaking the sensitive No Fly List data on her blog, Maia Arson Crimew has been facing online outrage on social media platforms. Several netizens are highlighting her photo called “Holy Fucking Bingle” and discussing backlash reiterated by lesbian Twitter users about Crimew’s identity as a “bi lesbian.”
The police and the authorities haven’t taken any action against the Swiss hacker yet. However, Crimew was previously indicted by a grand jury in the U.S. on criminal charges related to her alleged hacking activity between 2019 and 2021 in March last year.
There are chances she could be summoned by the government again for hacking through the servers and leaking sensitive data publicly.
Is Maia Arson Crimew’s Blog Still Alive or Dead?
Maia Arson Crimew’s blog “maia.crimew.gay” is still alive and you can visit it right away. The home page of the websites states the following:
“hello i am maia arson crimew (it/she) and i am gay, mostly for girls, and i’m a tiny kitten :3
i know lot’s of things about cyber security, programming and far too little about music but i still try to do all those things at once. if you like the things i do here or on social media you can support me on ko-fi. links to the various things i do can be found in the footer. if you’re looking for some more serious info about me, there is wikipedia for that.”
The good thing is that a lot of the sensitive data from the TSA’s No Fly List has been taken down from the website. She is still a part of countless memes and discussions online though.
This is a developing story. We will keep you posted with further developments.