Back in 2013 when I was bombarded with vile, harassing comments sent to my other blog through proxy IP addresses, I learned that those sites are hosted by companies that provide server computers.
I also learned that although some promise that those using the proxy IP address service will not be traceable, that is not true. Users enter the site through an IP address that is generally the one provided by their internet service provider. Law enforcement has authority to obtain the logs that provide online fingerprints.
This case is similar where a man assumed that his use of VPN’s would hide him online as he went about violating laws.
(Boston, Ma 100617) Courtroom sketch of Ryan Lin (center) and his attorney Francis Doran (R), in the Moakley Federal Court House. Judge is David Hennessy. October 6, 2017 Sketch by Jane Flavell Collins
Ryan Lin of Massachusetts used VPN…
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