Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Linkin Park Stalker

First off, if you haven't signed up for the various newsletters from SANS, you should. They're great. Not only is there a list for recent vulnerabilities that have been released, but they have newsletters for relevant security news.

In today's NewsBites (Vol 10, No. 16), there is an article on the internet stalker that had been harassing the lead singer of Linkin Park, and his wife. I'm going to quote the article here:

--Internet Stalker Gets Prison Time
(February 21, 2008)
Devon Townsend has been sentenced to two years in prison for using
computers at her workplace to access private information about Linkin
Park lead singer Chester Bennington. Townsend was employed at Sandia
National Laboratories; from computers there, she managed to access
Bennington's email account, phone numbers, phone bill records, and
family photographs. She used some of the information she found to
threaten Bennington's wife.
There were two articles that the note linked to:
Link 1
Link 2

However, I remember a truly great article from Wired Magazine detailing the story. A little searching and I was able to find it. Click here to read the article.

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