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A great story on how not! to get caught in cybercrime?

So I’ve been contemplating what to talk about, and I always find good things to talk about through Krebs on Security. The article Booter Boss Busted By Bacon Pizza Buy posted on the 4th is a great article. Who knew that buying something to eat, whether it would be pizza, bergers, or anything else you’d want would land you in hot water? This is a classic example on why people who would be selling questionable things would not want to unmask their identity by doing something online.

If I were to buy pizza or anything else, I’d do it over the phone, where it is harder to track, right? Yes, you’d still find the purchase, but it’d take more time as a lot of places still don’t hacve caller identification on their lines, especially busy restaurants.

If the restaurant did have caller ID, they’re going to be way too busy to look at caller ID records to be able to determine where one may be calling from. Sure, they’d have the address of the delivery, but that could still be something to try and find all that when other things are happening.

A Pennsylvania man who operated one of the Internet’s longest-running online attack-for-hire or “booter” services was sentenced to five years probation
today. While the young man’s punishment was heavily tempered by his current poor health, the defendant’s dietary choices may have contributed to both his
capture and the lenient sentencing: Investigators say the onetime booter boss’s identity became clear after he ordered a bacon and chicken pizza delivered
to his home using the same email address he originally used to register his criminal attack service.

Nice going. Like I said, I’d try a different method to make it more difficult if I were doing such things. In a way, I’m glad he’s been picked up, because that is one less problem we need to deal with.


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A great story on how not! to get caught in cybercrime? was released on February 6, 2020 at 3:00 pm by tech in article commentary.
Last modified: February 6, 2020.

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