Oct 282014
 
 October 28, 2014  Posted by  Featured News, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

June Williams reports:

The FBI used a fake Seattle Times article and Internet link to infect a high school bomb-threat suspect’s computer with spyware, an ACLU technologist said Monday.

Documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation show the FBI made up a news story about the threats, used an AP byline and emailed a link “in the style of the Seattle Times” to the suspect’s MySpace account. When he clicked on the link, agents were able to track his IP address.

The Seattle Times appeared unaware of the ruse, and editor Kathy Best said she was “outraged.”

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Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.

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