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This cyberstalker’s takedown proves no one stays anonymous on the web


The twisted exploits of a Massachusetts’ cyberstalker have ended, but his failed attempts at anonymity show that it’s nearly impossible to traverse the web as a nameless, incognito figure.

On Oct. 6, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it arrested Ryan Lin, 24, for directing a lengthy cyberstalking campaign against his former roommate, her family, and friendsCourt documents reveal that Lin attempted to shroud himself in secrecy, using a Virtual Private Network (or VPN) and anonymous texting services to stay untraceable. Lin’s vigilant efforts, however, failed. 

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About Stephen Stiles

Steve Stiles is a retired computer professional. He has worked in the computer field since before the internet and the TRS-80. He has always loved technology, has served his country in USAF and there after worked for several high tech companies such as Singer Link Flight Simulation, Digital Equipment, KLA Instruments and Nine Mile Nuclear Power Station.

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