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jaclaz
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Here
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2015/07/bizarre_high-te.html

General story
http//www.wired.com/2015/07/mare-island/

The actual Criminal Complaint .pdf
http//www1.icsi.berkeley.edu/~nweaver/vallejo.pdf

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Posted : 09/08/2015 8:43 pm
Belkasoft
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Similar story we had with hi-tech "kidnapping" https://belkasoft.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/belkasoft-helps-find-missing-girl/

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Posted : 12/08/2015 7:46 pm
jaclaz
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Similar

Which parts do you find similar? 😯

A case of a real kidnapping vs. a kid that had some arguments with her parents and went to a friend's house.

The case this thread was about

It’s a rare kidnapping-for-ransom scheme that availed itself fully of the riches of the Internet age, providing a glimpse of a future where brutal, physical crime and its digital analog merge into one.

FBI court filings unsealed last week showed how Denise Huskins’ kidnappers used anonymous remailers, image sharing sites, Tor, and other people’s Wi-Fi to communicate with the police and the media, scrupulously scrubbing meta data from photos before sending. They tried to use computer spyware and a DropCam to monitor the aftermath of the abduction and had a Parrot radio-controlled drone standing by to pick up the ransom by remote control.

The case you posted about

As it turned out, the girl made an arrangement to spend a few nights with her friend on a condition of not telling her parents.

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Posted : 12/08/2015 9:04 pm
Belkasoft
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One of parents' fears was that the girl was kidnapped, especially when they found the strange 30 years ols guy's account on her laptop.

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Posted : 12/08/2015 9:11 pm
jaclaz
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One of parents' fears was that the girl was kidnapped, especially when they found the strange 30 years ols guy's account on her laptop.

I see, though I would guess that any parent with a disappeared teenage girl would have that same fear instinctively, with or without a strange account on the girl's laptop.

The original case was however about the "in place", flash kidnapping of two adults at gunpoint, that later evolved in the kidnapping of just the woman (released after a couple days, after having been sexually assaulted).

We may state that all cases of kidnapping, real or not are similar and recovering a password from a Chrome cache on the girl's laptop is similar to several weeks of detective work on the several communications originated by the kidnapper that - UNUSUALLY to say the least - sent several messages to affirm how the kidnapping was not a fake one

For a kidnapper in a nationally watched case, the police conclusion would seem to be a godsend. But instead of vanishing into the shadows, the perpetrators used Internet anonymity tools to send a series of emails to the press and the police protesting Huskins’ innocence, and expressing remorse over the crime, according to the FBI.

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Posted : 12/08/2015 9:44 pm
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