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Became paranoid a guy who threatened me last year online... Computer Crimes, Hacking

Discussion in 'Criminal Charges' started by SoSickOfThisGarbage, Dec 12, 2019.

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  1. SoSickOfThisGarbage

    SoSickOfThisGarbage Law Topic Starter New Member

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    A user here can't even fathom somebody hacking me and planting evidence after doxxing me from Reddit (even though there have been cases where this has happened, and as I said, I contacted both the police and FBI about this guy last year), yet you think a jury is going to believe that someone may have taken my computer out of a dumpster and planted something despite forensics showing that the last login session featured me ordering a new computer, which I am now in possession of?
     
  2. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to make a comment about the VPN password: When I've had similar problems it's turned out to be me forgetting the password.
    Why did you throw away your computer? The computer stores nothing. You could have swapped in a new drive and gone on your merry way.

    EDIT: And...why would you, such a paranoid guy, not make sure the hard drive was wiped before throwing away the computer?
     
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  3. SoSickOfThisGarbage

    SoSickOfThisGarbage Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Wiping the hard drive does not get rid of evidence. It has to be overwritten.

    And this VPN was lent to me by a friend of mine. It was a bunch of random letters and numbers. Somebody changed it after this guy doxxed me and started making cryptic threats. He also got another password I was using and used it to hack and deactivate my reddit account.
     
  4. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    Overwriting the drive is exactly what "wiping" the drive is.

    That also makes no sense.

    I, too, am voting troll.
     
  5. SoSickOfThisGarbage

    SoSickOfThisGarbage Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Uh, no. No it's not. Look it up.

    What makes no sense? He got my password because he was admin of a forum I signed up for (my friend and I were researching him because we were suspicious about something...and my friend stupidly (while high on weed) confronted him about our suspicions, prompting him to doxx me).

    Two things are becoming abundantly clear to me:

    1. The people in this thread have no knowledge of computers/computer crime whatsoever.
    2. The people in this thread severely lack common sense, yet they are so arrogant they don't see it.
     
  6. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, it is.
    If YOU had any knowledge of computers, you wouldn't have thrown your computer in the trash.

    Are you saying that YOU happen to use the same "... bunch of random letters and numbers ..." on the forum as your friend uses for his VPN that you borrowed?

    Your usage of drugs is the only thing that seems the slightest bit plausible to me.

    Says the moron who throws a perfectly good computer away in a dumpster.
    Common sense is very uncommon these days.
     
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  7. SoSickOfThisGarbage

    SoSickOfThisGarbage Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Files can still be recovered by forensics until they are overwritten, idiot. If it were simply a matter of wiping a drive, nobody would ever get caught for anything.

    Uh, what? I am saying I used the same VPN he used. The password to this VPN we both used was a bunch of random letters and numbers nobody could have possibly guessed, and it's not the same as the passwords I use online for forum accounts.

    And I never said I use drugs. I said he did. Your lack of reading comprehension is just appalling.

    You people are not understanding me at all, and I really don't think it's a problem with my writing. I think you're just not very intelligent. Just look at some of the idiotic responses I have received so far.
     
  8. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    Wiping a drive MEANS overwriting the files...idiot.

    Then why does it matter if you logged on to his forum? He doesn't get your VPN PW by you logging on to a forum.

    Birds of a feather and all. I figured that you couldn't actually be serious about what you're posting here...and your association with drug users tends to support that.

    GIGO
     
  9. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    Tell ya what - go ahead and have the last word on this. You're either a loon or a troll, but either way, I'm done.
     
  10. SoSickOfThisGarbage

    SoSickOfThisGarbage Law Topic Starter New Member

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    No. No it does not.

    I didn't say he got my VPN password by me logging onto a forum. As I said, your reading comprehension is a joke. I said he got my VPN password from hacking me. He got another password I use (for internet accounts, such as my Reddit password) because I signed up for a forum he was admin of (without realizing he was admin...he had multiple accounts there). I think. Not sure if passwords on forums are encrypted and he hacked to get this other password as well. He was able to see my email address, anyway, and was able to doxx me from that, since it contained my full name.

    Like, what is so hard to believe? You people won't even logically address what I wrote. The one person who claimed to be "humoring" me demonstrated he doesn't even understand how this stuff works.

    Every step is perfectly logical. It's a long way from A to Z, but none of the individual steps are absurd leaps in logic.

    1. A guy I encountered on Reddit doxxed me last year and made numerous cryptic threats via PM (and later via emails he sent via anonymous gmail accounts). He told me he knew who I was and said that if I dropped off $20,000 to an undisclosed location, he "wouldn't ruin my life." I, of course, refused.

    2. While this was going on, he kept making cryptic threats, including sending me a link to the torture scene from Reservoir Dogs and saying it was "one of his favorite scenes ever."

    3. Eventually, he agreed to call a "truce," but told me that he would be "watching" me and if he saw any searching, our truce would be off. I saw this message in the morning (I used to leave my computer on all the time). After I saw it, I saw that I was logged out of my VPN (which my friend used as well), and the saved password wouldn't work. I told my friend about this and he had to reset the password, and was freaked out about it having changed. Also, at some point, my Reddit account was deactivated (obviously by him).

    4. I submitted an online report to the FBI, and contacted my local police department, to report his threats. The cop who came over read the messages from the guy (which I took screen shots of) and told me to break off contact from him, but that there was nothing they could really do at this point. He did claim they were going to at least start the case file (or whatever term he used) for this, and told me to contact them if he ever goes further with it.

    5. I eventually managed to doxx this guy back via research (luckily he had very specific niche interests, and used his real full name on a certain forum), and called the FBI (operator) to tell them to add it to the report. Everything there is very dismissive and you get the sense they do not care and will never do anything.

    6. I also tried contacting the local police again about the new information, and found out my case had been given to some female detective there. I twice left messages on her voicemail, and she never returned my calls. In the second message, I told her the guy's name and location. My guess is she just blew it all off.

    7. Fast forward to this year, and I was watching suggested Youtube videos, and came across stories people had from prison. I became very uncomfortable with using a computer I figured this guy had hacked (and could therefore plant/have planted illegal stuff on), and decided it wasn't worth risking keeping it in my possession.

    8. I don't think well under duress and got to thinking that I would really regret it if I waited even a short while to get rid of the thing, so I rushed to order a new computer and took the old one out to the garbage.

    9. I checked two days later and did not see the bag in the dumpster. I do not know what days the garbage collection comes at this apartment, but I don't think either of those two mornings after were when they do.

    10. I figure this guy was watching my internet activity the whole time, and saw that I was searching for a new computer, and that caused him to pounce on his plan (which I figure would be leaving an anonymous tip for law enforcement that he knows of somebody who had illegal stuff on his computer (which he planted)). And from there, the cops responded to that tip by searching the dumpsters (although I never saw any of this)

    You guys don't know this guy. I normally would blow off threats made to me on the internet, but there are certain contextual things about what I found out about him that freaked me out.
     
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    KatDini Well-Known Member

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    I work in the IT field, junior, with a special interest in computer security. I've built more computers than you've had hot dinners. o_O

    I'm calling troll as well, even though I've been trolled by better.
     
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    SoSickOfThisGarbage Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Oh yes, it's just an elaborate "troll" in which I'm providing details that nobody could possibly make up. Right.
     
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    Highwayman Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about anyone else, but I'm so sick of this garbage...
     
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    cbg Super Moderator

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    If I were a juror and I was asked to believe that some random guy called the police and told them where they could find a computer with some incriminating information on it, they picked the computer up out of the trash and that they then decided to arrest and charge the owner of the computer without investigating the random guy who was so anxious to get that computer into the hands of law enforcement and see WHY he might be so determined to bring you to the attention of law enforcement, I'd acquit in a second.

    And you're surely not going to try to tell me that the police just randomly found a computer in the trash all on their own and decided to see if by chance there was any evidence of any crimes on it?

    Get some help, my mentally ill friend. It's such a terrifying world you've built for yourself and there's really no reality to it.
     
  15. SoSickOfThisGarbage

    SoSickOfThisGarbage Law Topic Starter New Member

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    ...No? I said they would check out the anonymous tip this guy gave them by either assuming it was in the trash, or taking this guy's advice that I probably threw it out.

    Also, they can't investigate the person who made an anonymous tip. That's why it's anonymous.
     
  16. cbg

    cbg Super Moderator

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    But that's the whole point. WHY would they bother to check out an anonymous tip that there was evidence of a crime on a computer that they would have to dig through the trash to find? Especially if they're so lazy (as you keep endeavoring to point out) that they're only going to look far enough to see who the owner was and they just take the anonymous tipster's word for everything? Wouldn't it be even less effort not to retrieve the computer in the first place?

    And if they're skilled enough to find you through a computer in the trash? Trust me, they're also skilled enough to find out who the anonymous tipster is.

    My friend, there are more holes in the story you're trying to convince us of than in an entire wheel of Swiss cheese and the scarf I knitted for my father when I was seven combined. But either you're trolling us, or your illness is refusing to allow you to see those holes that all of us are able to see. So I think I'm going to have to go back to recommending that you get yourself some therapy - obviously nothing we say is going to do you any good.
     
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    SoSickOfThisGarbage Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Completely different tasks and goals.

    The police are interested in catching criminals. Forensics is interested in looking for evidence of a crime, not evidence that someone was framed for a crime. And DAs are interested in only convictions, not protecting the innocent. It's not about laziness, it's about an agenda.
     
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    Why did Tiigger put his head in the toilet?

    He was looking for Pooh!
     
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    You're going to be very disappointed when no one comes to drag you off to jail, aren't you?
     
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