On Jan. 22, 2012, UFC.com -- the Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) website -- was hacked by the "Anonymous" band of online pirates in retaliation for the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion's support of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).
After a Twitter war erupted between UFC President Dana White and "Anonymous" hackers, the group threatened to keep going after the promotion and White himself. True to its word, the group made White's personal information available, including his telephone and social security numbers, as well as his home address, for the world to see online.
Or so it appeared.
According to Fox 5 News in Las Vegas, it wasn't the UFC head honcho's information that was plastered all over the Internet, but rather an innocent Las Vegas woman who got caught in the crossfire.
Check out complete details of the mistaken identity after the jump:
Julie Breeler, the woman whose personal information was leaked online instead of White's, says she is enduring non-stop calls to her phone from people asking for jobs or simply wanting a call back from the UFC President:
"It's my phone number and my address. There's no Dana White here folks. "
Breeler also provided a potential explanation as to how the hackers mistook her information with Dana White's. It was through the previous homeowner who has not lived in the residence in more than 20 years, but was named Dana and owned a white cat.
"Her name was Dana and she was a white cat. So that is how he determined where junk mail was coming in."
To say the messy ordeal has been an inconvenience to the innocent woman's daily life, is an understatement:
"It makes me paranoid when I hear things outside. I can't sleep. "
Hearing of the woman's unfortunate ordeal, Dana White took it upon himself to visit the woman unannounced at her home to apologize for the trouble she has been put through because of the mistaken identity and the "online terrorists" failure:
"[I] went over and apologized for all the trouble caused by the online terrorists."
Breeler said when she heard the knock on her door from White, she was very paranoid, and rightfully so:
"I get my gun before answering the door. I crack the door and say ‘Yes?' He says ‘Julie Breeler?' and I'm like ‘Yes.' He says ‘Hi, I'm Dana White!'"
In a battle that does not seem to have an end in sight, White said has stated in the past that he has no plans on backing down or be intimidated by the hacker group.
At the expense of innocent victims, the online battle will, apparently, get worse before it gets better.
To watch a quick video clip of Julie Breeler's bizarre story click here.