Monday, June 28, 2004

Wireless and Brainless

A high tech ransom occurred in Maryland, where someone sent demands and threats by hijacking unsecured home and business wireless networks. This made it technically impossible to tell who was sending the messages. The extortionist covered his tracks very well. However, he wasn't exactly a criminal mastermind ready for a modern day Sherlock Holmes:
The clearest sign came when he issued the seventeen million dollar extortion demand, and instructed the company to "make the check payable to Myron Tereshchuk."
Sending your name tends to allow the detectives to figure out who you are.


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