[funsec] Evil Internet? Not so fast

Richard M. Smith rms at computerbytesman.com
Thu Jul 3 07:57:58 CDT 2008

This exteremely tragic story appears to have the "person of interest"
creating a fake meet-up on Myspace in an attempt to throw off investigators.

Focus on Uncle Intensifies After Body of 12-Year-Old 
Missing Vermont Girl Found


Police say that during their investigation, Jacques [the uncle] led them to
a posting on the MySpace social networking site in which Brooke firmed up a
planned rendezvous the next morning with someone whose online name was

But forensic analysis showed the posting and reposting soon afterward came
from a laptop that Jacques said belonged to his employer, Thermadyne, in
Lebanon, N.H., according to the affidavit.

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