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Dark Disappearance of Dancho Danchev

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posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 12:56 AM
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I was looking through Cryptome and saw this story about Dancho Danchev.He seems to have been bugged, and the L.E.O. that is detaining him has yet to reveal itself. He definitely seems well connected.


Zero Day blogger and malware researcher Dancho Danchev (right) has gone missing since August last year and we have some troubling information that suggests he may have been harmed in his native Bulgaria.


Dancho, who was relentless in his pursuit of cyber-criminals, last blogged here on August 18. His personal blog has not been updated since September 11, 2010.

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Here is his last letter...

[Name redacted], As I consider you as a trusted colleague, and someone who understands the big picture of cyber crime and cyber espionage, I’m attaching you photos of the “current situation in my bathroom”, courtesy of Bulgarian Law enforcement+intell services who’ve been building a case trying to damage my reputation, for 1.5 years due to my clear pro-Western views+the fact that a few months ago, the FBI Attache in Sofia, Bulgaria recommended me as an expert to Bulgarian CERT -> clearly you can see how they say “You’re Welcome”. I’m sending you these not with the idea to see them published, but as an insurance in case things get ugly, knowing that a trusted third-party has access to these and can always distribute them to [redacted] mailing list members, and pretty much the entire industry, especially the press. The LEO behind the whole operation: [ NAME REDACTED ] I’m in a process of contacting journalists -> just in case. I hope you’re the trusted industry contact that I think you are, and you’ll basically keep these somewhere safe. Thank you, and please use my PGP key. Best regards

What an onion waiting to be peeled. I wonder what some of the minds here at A.T.S. can make of this.
edit on 02/21/09 by daeoeste because: To fix the cryptome link.Booyah!




posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 01:55 AM
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Now that's a topic I am completely clueless about. But I wanted to give you props for the nice alliteration in the title.



posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 02:50 AM
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Its a very strange case indeed! I have know idea what has happened to that person. I hope that some clues from his disappearence can be found and hopefully come one step closer to solving this very mysterious disapperence however, one's thinges for sure this is going to be a hard disappearence to solve and It could be months or longer before they solve this big mystery.
edit on 16-1-2011 by keelan55 because: (no reason given)

edit on 16-1-2011 by keelan55 because: (no reason given)



 
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