Herman-Johan Xennt, better known as Xennt, is a Dutchman who appears in the Netflix documentary series “Cyberbunker: The Criminal Underworld.” Born on , 1959, Herman-Johan Xennt hails from Amsterdam, Netherlands. As in 2024, Herman-Johan Xennt's age is 65 years. Check below for more deets about Herman-Johan Xennt. This page will put a light upon the Herman-Johan Xennt bio, wiki, age, birthday, family details, dating, trivia, photos, lesser-known facts, and more.
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- Herman-Johan Xennt was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
- Herman-Johan Xennt’s birth sign is Capricorn.
- Childhood and Early Years: Xennt developed an early interest in historic buildings, particularly those associated with World War II. His fascination with a Nazi bunker in Arnhem inspired him to take the name Xennt. In the early 1980s, he legally changed his surname and established several computer-related businesses in the Netherlands.
- Entrepreneurship: Xennt saw the potential of technological services and established himself as an industry pioneer. By 1995, he had saved enough money to buy a 20,000-square-foot NATO bunker in Goes, near the North Sea coast. This became the headquarters for CyberBunker, a company he founded with partners to provide “bulletproof hosting” to websites, allowing them to operate securely even if they were involved in illegal activities.
- Fire and Relocation: The bunker caught fire in 2002, revealing a hidden MDMA laboratory. Xennt’s business license was revoked, but he was not charged criminally. The servers of CyberBunker were moved to higher ground. Xennt acquired another bunker in Traben-Trarbach, Germany, in 2013.
- German Investigation and Raid: German authorities launched an investigation into CyberBunker in 2015 for illegal dark web practices. The following raid in September 2019 resulted in the seizure of servers and the arrest of seven people. Xennt was accused of hosting sites that facilitate drugs, scams, and other illegal activities.
- Legal Proceedings: Xennt was convicted of forming a criminal enterprise with CyberBunker in December 2021. He was found not guilty of assisting specific crimes on the hosted sites. He was sentenced to 534 years in prison, which was confirmed by a higher court in 2023. Xennt is currently serving his sentence in a prison in Trier, Germany.
- Maintaining Innocence: Xennt maintains his innocence, claiming that his trial was unfair. He claims that he was unaware that his customers were using the platform for criminal purposes. Despite his conviction, he expresses determination to realize his vision for a better world once he is released.
The Netflix documentary “Cyberbunker: The Criminal Underworld” also delves into the narrative of George Mitchell and Sven Olaf Kamphuis, chronicling their journey as portrayed in the documentary series.