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Re: [tor-talk] Harvard student used Tor to send bomb threats, gets caught by old-fashioned policework
Not a lot of real details (and in case someone stumbles on this email
outside of the list, I'm not trying to explain how he could have gotten
away with it).
I assume Harvard:
1. Either tracks folks that connect to Tor entry nodes, or Tor's download
2. The looked at the "X-Originating-IP:" email header (Strangely, when I
tested Guerrillamail put my IP in this header).
Figured it was Tor traffic, and looked to see who was using Tor on the
campus network, and associate the MAC address with who signed on to their
The guy apparently confessed, but they may not have really had anything on
him besides using Tor. The cops may have said "Tell the truth and we will
go easy on you", which was not in his best interest.
On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 8:38 AM, Nils Kunze <kunze.nils@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I stumbeled upon this on facebook  where Nicolas Kristof wrote:
> "A Harvard student has been charged with using an anonymous email address
> and Tor to disguise his identity, and then sending a bomb threat to get out
> of a final exam. What's remarkable to me that he was caught despite taking
> smart steps to hide his identity. Here's the FBI affidavit explaining how
> they caught him: "
> Apparently he used Tor in the university network to send the emails via
> Guerrilla Mail. The university was able to figure out which student used
> Tor in their network before the emails where sent and he then confessed
> when confronted.
> I thought this might be of interest!
>  https://www.facebook.com/kristof/posts/10152046960187891 (attention
> links to facebook)
>  http://cbsboston.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/kimeldoharvard.pdf
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