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DEA agent steals woman's identity and photos to lure in suspects on Facebook

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Asif WILSON Khan, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/201...y-and-photos-to-lure-in-suspects-on-facebook/
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrishamby/...l-agents-can-impersonate-woman-online#34jew8h
     
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    When I was arrested over a decade ago, I had my computer and ALL my property seized. DEA agents logged into my myspace, went through all my messages, emails, phone, car, everything was recorded and documented. One agent even asked if I would call up a dealer to set up a sting. They thought he was some big time E dealer and I said, "you have no idea what you're talking about. the guy use to sell pot, not ecstacy. and he only sells like 3 months out of every year so if you raid his home right now you might find a few dime bags". I think most of the agents believed me but a couple did not. So 1 asked, "can you call him and ask for e?". I said "if you're not gonna listen than do it yourself". So they texted him asking him for E through my phone. The guy responded back, "sorry dude, that was a 1 time thing. won't get getting E again anytime soon".

    So this is a weird situation. What the agent did was basically cyber squat. But I don't see this as anything she can sue over.

    She had consented to an ongoing criminal investigation. More importantly, she was not arrested just for possession but for conspiring... which is a much more serious crime in the US. Possession of hard drugs is usually 3 years. Dealing 5 years. Conspiring or operating and maintaining a drug distribution network..... 10-15 years.

    Because of this I think legally she will not win the case.

    I'm not saying I'm an advocate of what the agent did. Or more generally the War On Drugs which we all know is a giant crock of shit (this doc sums it up pretty well, http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_house_i_live_in/. But speaking in terms of law, I don't see how this was a threat to her safety. Especially if she was running a distribution network. On the other hand this was "stretching the laws of consent" pretty wide, so I have no idea which way a judge will rule.

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    That could have been a real threat to her safety in many circles. Snitches are usually not loved a whole lot.
     
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    This is a random question, but is there any way to tell if Law enforecment has you under survelliance? I keep checking the IP for my Gmail and it doesn't give the location - just the state. Also, when I log into Facebook, I get a message saying I'm logged in from Herndon, Virginia (where Time Warner is headquartere). But I live in New York State.

    I'm just worried my accounts are being routed to PRISM for observation.
     
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    This is definitely true.

    I just see it a bit like crying wolf. Since she put herself in danger first by choosing to run a drug distribution network. It's kinda like when people initially get arrested. Many cops tackle them and smash their head into the pavement. In my case my head hit the pavement so hard I was dizzy for days. I could have probably sued for that but I don't think any judge would have taken it seriously.

    This case is definitely different. But I think a judge would be more likely to order the revisal of consent, rather than award this woman any type of punitive damages.

    Either way I will be following this story.
     
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    If you think that there is an issue you might be best served calling an attorney.
     
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    Create a random email account through a good proxy, and then email that 'mysterious' account a message saying something related to a bomb, and wait for the feds to knock on your door. (Not being serious...)

    As BassTrackerBoats said, contact an attorney.
     
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    George Orwell forecast this in 1948 in his book 1984
    its taken another 30 years to happen
    but surely big brother is here,, and it will destroy democracy.
     
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    "One showed her with her legs open, posed on the hood of a BMW; another was of her clad only in underwear; another one showed her face-down on the BMW, legs nonchalantly crossed in the air above her butt, captioned with this comment: At least I still have this car!"

    and a question arises: where are the pics? :)
     
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    I want to say pics or it did not happen. Instead, I would rather comment on the double standard tactics of the DEA. What else is new about the legal departments of the American government. They do not follow their own laws, the DEA agents are probably prescribed half of the drugs they confiscate, and if it comes down to it I am sure those evidence lockers become quite empty. It is thoroughly predictable and well, what else is new. I do not expect much from the FBI, DEA, ATF, or the CIA.
     
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    people need to get the hell off of Facebook!
     
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    Fuck off US govt