[telecom] Harvard Student Charged In Bomb Hoax

Harvard Student Charged In Bomb Hoax December 17, 2013

BOSTON (CBS) - A Harvard student has been charged in connection with Monday's bomb threats which shut down four Harvard buildings and canceled finals for many students.

The U.S. Attorney's office says Eldo Kim, 20, of Cambridge, emailed several bomb threats to offices associated with Harvard University, including the Harvard University Police Department and the Harvard Crimson, the student-run daily newspaper.


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U.S Attorney's Complaint Against Kim

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Monty Solomon
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Not very bright of him to email the threat. All you have to do is look at the received-from headers and you can at a mimimum identify the ISP or mail provider and in many cases the source IP for the message.

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He was slightly brighter than that -- he sent it through the Tor anonymizer.

However, Tor nodes do keep some logs and there was only one person connecting to Tor from the Harvard network at the time he sent the threat.

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John Levine

He used TOR.

He was identified because he was connected to Harvard's wireless network while using TOR, and Harvard apparently logs such things.


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Garrett Wollman

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