An ATS Mystery Solved
IT WAS ATS FOUNDING MEMBER #2 (netchicken's name removed)
(“netchicken”) WHO SENT THE SHARPMAIL “ATS WILL RIP YOUR INTEGRITY OUT”
ABUSIVE MESSAGE TO (BILL-RYAN).
SMOKING GUN PROOF – FULL DETAILS HERE:
All unbiased skeptics and believers alike are going to love this little drama. We've got intrigue. We've got espionage. If you take the time to
follow this fascinating tale below, you will learn much of what has occurred behind the scenes, and which I am pleased to now provide to the public.
Here, I am only providing the facts. Draw your own conclusions.
I am providing this information here, as well as to Victor Martinez to stream to his list. As I told S.O. in a previous thread, I owe allegience to no
forum and no person, just the truth. And I'm annoyingly persistant until I find it. But I couldn't have found it without the work of two fantastic
investigators who actually did most of the work.
I'm going to present to you something that myself and a small team of fantastic investigators uncovered over the past couple of weeks. I will leave
the identities of my fellow investigators private, if they would like to reveal themselves they can.
As most of you who have followed the Serpo drama know, back in Mid February Laura Jadczyk received a strange email from B.R. (can't say his name here
due to ATS's filter). In this email that Laura received, it looked like Bill had forwarded her a nasty note from ATS (attacking him) and it looked
like Bill was pleading with her for help. Laura then attempted to confirm the first email with Bill, and Bill told her that he HAD received the fake
email as well, but he had NOT contacted her about it because he knew from the "sharpmail" footer that it was a fake. Laura then used the email
header to expose the email as a hoax. Someone was trying to "fake" an atmosphere of animosity between ATS and Bill and to stir up the drama.
A few weeks later, a new member who had recently registered both here at ATS and over on the LA forum, received a strange email from someone claiming
ATS was attacking them. The email was the same exact email that Laura had received only weeks earlier. Thinking he had a huge breaking story, he
posted it to ATS and LA - and was promptly booted from ATS (for attempting to access "admin" areas).
The investigation continues:
After this second occurrance, we realized something much more sinister was going on. So using the sharpmail ID from the header of both emails, we
contacted Sharpmail to report the abuse of their system. Sharpmail will provide the identities of anyone using their email system for abuse. They
provided us with the following information. This information was identical for BOTH emails - the one sent to Laura, and the one sent to razorwing.
> Username : spanner1 NO
> Password : ********
> First Name : firstname
> Last Name : lastname
> Email Address : -removed-
> Location : Oceania
> Registered : Wed. Jan. 11, 2006 19:49:30
> Last Logged in : Wed. Mar. 8, 2006 6:45:19
> Last IP Address : 203.97.xxx.xxx
In the first case, the spoofed (faked) address was email@example.com. In the second case, it was firstname.lastname@example.org. Being that the IP
address traced to New Zealand, I was certain this was a proxy server used to anonymize the IP. However, this wasn't the case, as you'll see...
Searching the domain ihug.co.nz, we quickly discovered that (removed)
had created some webspace "homepages.ihug.co.nz/~(removed)
Digging around in those public web directories, we found a couple of interesting ATS pictures, whois2.gif, and whois3.gif - both pictures with ATS
text in them, our first direct link between the hoaxed Emails and ATS.
Digging a little further, we discovered an online forum where a person named (netchicken's first name removed) (netchicken's last name
was asking a question about "his website". Inside his html which he posted, he provided the link to HIS website, the (removed)
website above. So now we knew the name of our (removed)
who sent both hoaxed emails. In fact, most likely his full name is (netchicken's
first name removed)
[removed], and he is from New Zealand. His profile showed that he is (at least in 2001) a teacher.
But, of course, while we now had solid proof who the hoaxter was and where he lived, and a very tenuous link to ATS, there was no conclusive link to
ATS, so we needed to dig further to verify or disprove, either way. If you're interested now....wait until you read on...
One of the weblinks in "homepages.ihug.co.nz/~(removed)
/" we discovered a weblink to "W3C CSS Validator results for
" Upon checking the registry information for stuffucanuse.com, we discover that the website is owned and registered by none
other than (netchicken's first name removed)
(with email address -removed-
). On this website, (netchicken's first name removed)
posts as Netchicken - the "super administrator" of the stuffucanuse site - i.e. the owner. Furthermore, the ATS super mod Zedd has also posted
So, politely and carefully (don't want to get banned for going anywhere we're not supposed to now!) we found ATS member Netchicken here on ATS.
Netchicken registered here at ATS right after Simon Gray. He has a UID of 2. This would make him one of the founding members.
Of course, I know for all of you die-hard skeptics who analyze alleged ufo photos pixel by pixel, this isn't enough. So I provide one more fact for
you. Member Netchicken's signature, on ATS, is as follows: "signature: Whats new on the Stuffucanuse Forums?"
All emails (including those from the owners of sharpmail), links, registry searches, and all other evidence will be made available at anyone's
request. We have nothing to hide. In the end, the truth will always prevail.
And let the chips fall where they may.
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