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Re: [tor-talk] Harvard student used Tor to send bomb threats, gets caught by old-fashioned policework

On 12/18/2013 06:38 AM, Nils Kunze wrote:
> Hi!
> I stumbeled upon this on facebook [1] 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: [2]"
> 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.

That's why you want to access Tor through a plain-vanilla VPN service ;)

> I thought this might be of interest!
> Best,
> Nils
> [1] https://www.facebook.com/kristof/posts/10152046960187891 (attention
> links to facebook)
> [2] http://cbsboston.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/kimeldoharvard.pdf
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