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FBI Arrests A Cyberstalker After Shady "No-Logs" VPN Provider Shared User Logs

FBI Arrests A Cyberstalker After Shady "No-Logs" VPN Provider Shared User Logs

October 09, 2017Swati Khandelwal
FBI recently arrested a psycho cyber stalker with the help of a popular VPN service and this case apparently exposed the company's lies about the "no logs" policy. Taking down cyber stalkers and criminals is definitely a good thing, and the FBI has truly done a great job, but the VPN company whose first line of the privacy policy is— "We Do Not monitor user activity nor do we keep any logs" —has literally betrayed its customer's trust. Is your VPN also lying to you? Well, it's the right time to think about this twice. It's no secret that most VPN services—which claim to shield your Internet traffic from prying eyes, assuring you to surf the web anonymously—are not as secure as they claim. In this post-Snowden era, a majority of VPN providers promise that their service is anonymous, with no log policy, but honestly, there is no way you can verify this. PureVPN Helped the FBI with Logs A 24-year-old Massachusetts man, Ryan Lin , has b
Anonymous Hacker Charged with CyberStalking Faces 440 Years in Jail

Anonymous Hacker Charged with CyberStalking Faces 440 Years in Jail

May 01, 2014Swati Khandelwal
An alleged member of the famous amorphous Hacktivist group Anonymous is now facing a total of 44 charges after the filing of the latest superseding Indictment of cyber assaults charges against him with the collective to hack Computer systems of a County Government, a school district and a Newspaper organization in Texas, federal investigators announced on Tuesday. 27-year-old Fidel Salinas of Donna, Texas, charged with several counts of cyber stalking, attempted computer hacking and with intent to harass and intimidate a female victim, making it altogether 44 counts of cyber assaults that could lead him up to 440 years in Jail. Salinas intentionally tried to hack into the computer system of Hidalgo County practically two years earlier, for which he was charged with one count of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act after a grand jury in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas found him guilty, last October. It looked like, Salinas wou
Anonymous identified cyber stalker who drove Amanda Todd to suicide

Anonymous identified cyber stalker who drove Amanda Todd to suicide

October 16, 2012Mohit Kumar
Hacker group Anonymous may have tracked down the sex-obsessed cyberbully who drove a 15-year-old girl to kill herself last week. Today Anonymous posted a video on YouTube naming a 32-year-old man from British Columbia, as the person responsible for the October 10th suicide of 15-year-old Amanda Todd. Anonymous has started #OpRIP to hunt down those who bullied Todd. " This is the pedophile that social engineered Amanda Todd into supplying him nude pictures ," Anonymous said in a Pastebin post before identifying a 30-year-old man living in New Westminster, B.C. Todd committed suicide after years of online abuse by a man who blackmailed her, posted her topless photo online and sent it to her peers. In Todd's video, on handwritten note cards, she detailed the story of a man she said threatened to send photos of her breasts to friends and relatives unless she put on a sexual show for him. She apparently refused and he later made good on that promise, police tol
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