Yay! Well a' oer for now...
----- Original Message ----- From: "Larry Gassman" <lgsinger@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <BlindCoolTech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, April 28, 2006 6:04 AM
Subject: [bct] Woo hoo! Our Friend Has Been Caught!
The following is from: "Chetan Bakhru" <DrunkenMonkey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> I've combined several posts to make this message. Larry Gassman Hi all,
Well, good news... I did it! I just received a phone call from the ISP of our friend who has been attacking us... he's been put behind bars and his cable internet service has been shut off! I want to thank all of you for putting up with all of the problems we've been having and staying with us this past month. I also want to thank Neal and Larry for all the hard work they've been doing for Blind Cool Tech; I find this list to be a helpful resource and I love all the podcasts. Hopefully the list will operate normally now without any problems. While this guy has been caught, it doesn't mean he doesn't have friends who could do the same thing... but let's not go there right now. The server seems to be functioning normally now. If y'all still have trouble with messages getting through please let me know.
Someone asked how he was caught:
Well, he attempted to destroy peoples' computers with the Audio Magic virus; that was one of the crimes. I spoke to yousendit.com several times and they were able to trace the file back to his cable line (the guy told me they could even trace it back to a dial-up line and they said that this was very common). They also found traces of him sending messages through their servers (his ISP's I mean) to disrupt other web sites and mailing lists. I also informed them about the spoofing of e-mail addresses. I don't want to reveal to much info here, but I'll say that the guy is from China and is 28 years old. Yousendit.com also kept an indefinite log of the files this guy uploaded to them. They told me they wanted me to keep them posted on how this situation develops, so if you guys see any weird stuff in the future then let them know.