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Federal Cybersecurity Director Found Guilty on Child Porn Charges

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posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 05:30 PM
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Yikes...

While the source I provide was careful to be "UNSPECIFIC" about this one fact, I will say it

The convicted criminal was the appointee who worked as a Director of Cybersecurity for the US Department of Health and Human Services. Our source didn't mind giving us the name of the criminal... but appeared to balk at the insultingly ironic "placement" of this particular "public" cybersecurity employee.


As the acting cybersecurity chief of a federal agency, Timothy DeFoggi should have been well versed in the digital footprints users leave behind online when they visit web sites and download images.

But DeFoggi—convicted today in Maryland on three child porn charges including conspiracy to solicit and distribute child porn—must have believed his use of the Tor anonymizing network shielded him from federal investigators.


Source: (www.wired.com...)

DeFoggi was a highly praised federal employee...


[He] received many commendations during his government career, according to an exhibit list created by the government for his trial. The list includes several certificates of award from the U.S. Treasury, a certificate of appreciation from the State Department for his work on a Hurricane Katrina task force, several documents related to computer courses he attended and certifications he received.

DeFoggi is scheduled to be sentenced in November.


Not clear if this is t be filed under the heading, politically appointed positions deserve a higher degree of moral character, or how much of a cybersecurity expert could he ever have been?

Thanks for reading!
edit on 27-8-2014 by Maxmars because: (no reason given)




posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 05:37 PM
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a reply to: Maxmars

Certainly not the kind of guy you would expect to be busted for kiddie porn. Makes me wonder if he stumbled upon something he wasn't supposed to.



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 05:39 PM
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a reply to: Bone75

Yeah, I was thinking maybe he was 'sleuthing' on the side and got nailed in the process... but the court decided he was guilty.. and I figure barring colossal Machiavellian judicial corruption, he is likely guilty...



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 05:39 PM
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Does this give weight to the theory that tor is a scam?



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 05:42 PM
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The old 'Fox guarding the hen house' routine...


You know, puts on his tinfoil hat, someone in his position should know better, a set up wouldn't be too far fetched but why and who would it benefit?



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 05:52 PM
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originally posted by: SLAYER69
The old 'Fox guarding the hen house' routine...


You know, puts on his tinfoil hat, someone in his position should know better, a set up wouldn't be too far fetched but why and who would it benefit?



Ah! Old friend, therein lies the rub.
What did he know and how close was he tto parting with the information? Information is money in this age. I never believed it until a few years ago.

I've got the metal spaghetti strainer out and lining it after I finish typing this.



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 05:54 PM
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Reading this, only one thing came to mind.



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 05:56 PM
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Whos going to be the next director?
Id look thataway......
The ruse of convicting people for porn is a tried and true tactic in the black world....its been well used already.....
Maybe the guy will turn whistleblower now....and spill his guts on some vast scheme the gov is up to......
Or barring that, maybe they'll convict his family next...?



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 06:00 PM
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originally posted by: Iamthatbish
Does this give weight to the theory that tor is a scam?


No.
However, nothing is totally secure!
Tor is useful, it makes it hard work for those who want to track everyone. If EVERYONE used tor THEY would have a problem!



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 06:03 PM
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originally posted by: Iamthatbish
Does this give weight to the theory that tor is a scam?


TOR is a waste of time, security-wise. yeah. it might mask some things along your travels on the great wide internet, but your actual IP, account and locvation are still going to resolve via your ISP.

they'll find you, if they Need/Want to.



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 06:03 PM
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originally posted by: stirling
Whos going to be the next director?
Id look thataway......
The ruse of convicting people for porn is a tried and true tactic in the black world....its been well used already.....
Maybe the guy will turn whistleblower now....and spill his guts on some vast scheme the gov is up to......
Or barring that, maybe they'll convict his family next...?


Be interesting to know how many convicted of this have claimed they were set up.



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 06:06 PM
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A federal government employee using Tor? That's going to raise a large red flag the size of a Saturn moon rocket.



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 06:07 PM
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Hmmm How easy would it be to frame someone in that position and on the other hand how easy will it be to prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that he was not just working. I have seen some pictures yrs ago mixed in with other pictures and they were all marked evidence on the pic. It did not take long to figure out what was being done with file sharing programs and i wanted no part of it.



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 06:15 PM
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a reply to: VoidHawk
Ty that's good to know.



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 06:16 PM
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a reply to: 12m8keall2c
Being that I always use my phone this is what o had assumed.



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 06:18 PM
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Tor is compromised to an extent..
But definitely not in full.

OR If it is - the government themselves must be running massive amounts of drugs using the network and cryptocurrencies. OR they just do not care.

With our gov the second option is probably most likely lol.

As to thw OP - the scenarios always make you think setup but then again there are just some sick bastards out there.



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 06:20 PM
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originally posted by: Iamthatbish
a reply to: VoidHawk
Ty that's good to know.


Dont thank me! It's useless as it stands, it would only be of use if everyone used it because THEY wouldn't have the resources to trace everyone.



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 07:55 PM
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originally posted by: 12m8keall2c

originally posted by: Iamthatbish
Does this give weight to the theory that tor is a scam?


TOR is a waste of time, security-wise. yeah. it might mask some things along your travels on the great wide internet, but your actual IP, account and locvation are still going to resolve via your ISP.

they'll find you, if they Need/Want to.




Not to mention that the government has been running exit nodes for quite a while and has already been found using secretly compromised onion sites and unpublished browser vulnerabilities to infect users with malware that phones home to their servers with among other things, users' IP addresses.



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 08:00 PM
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a reply to: Maxmars

WOW , talk about foxes guarding the hens.
I hope this sicko is publicly outed and his shame is set in stone.

As far as tor....

There is no anonymity anymore. Just a "chance" playing with probability by sheer numbers of users for a bit of privacy every now and again. I guess big brother is validated to a degree when stuff like this comes up. This guy is an idiot...and a sick freak.

Sucks to be him right now.



posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 08:08 PM
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a reply to: Maxmars
Add this to the growing list of pedo's who seem to be running our world. Such as this oldie but goody...

In 2006, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which conducts Internet pornography investigations, produced a list of 5,200 Pentagon employees suspected of viewing child pornography and asked the Pentagon to review it. But the Pentagon checked only about two-thirds of the names, unearthing roughly 300 defense and intelligence employees who allegedly had viewed child pornography on their work or home computers.

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Of course, the investigation was halted after some months, from what I've read. It would seem the Catholic church isn't the only one with internal issues regarding under age boys and girls. Yet they have been plastered to the wall over it. How about our own government, folks?

Where's the outrage now?



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