From: Rogue Agent (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: parting gift, 2/9
Church of Scientology
448 Beacon St.
Boston, MA. 02115
XXXXX XXXXXXXXX University Counsel Northeastern University Boston, Mass.
December 1, 1995
I am the Legal Officer for the Church of Scientology in Boston, and I am requesting help from you in trying to locate a person at Northeastern University, and I don't know if he is a student and/or an employee. This person I have been investigating has been engaged in harrassment of staff and executives of my church via the Internet from Northeastern University computer system. He may also have sent a virus to another computer system.
What I know about him is that for several months he has been sending harrassing messages via e-mail to top executives of my church. This could be characterized as a hate crime.
I have reports that he has been bothering some of my staff in Boston, with upsetting communication and derogatory remarks about their church. To one of them he gave the name of Mark Huber. "Mark" has been known to frequently stop and give harrassing comments to church staff over the past 6-7 months.
He helped organize a protest in front of my church at 448 Beacon St. He did this via the Internet, from his e-mail address at Northeastern. He was encouraging people to come to the church on September 9th, when the church was planning an event. About 10 to 15 people did show up. I know that there is nothing illegal in staging a protest, but what is of interest is taht he was most likely planning and organizing this from the Computer Science Center computer systems.
"Rogue" has also communicated via e-mail to one of my parishoners, and sent a harrassing message to the computer system. The comment was "Rich is a butthead", which appeared on the computer print menu. We suspect that some sort of virus was sent also as there have been problems with one of his computer programs, and another message appeared this week stating "Your scratch disk is full butthead". A complaint was filed yesterday with the Assistant Attorney General's Office by the parishoner, as there may be state and federal laws that are being violated by "rogue's" actions on the Internet.
I also want to file a complaint against him, but do not know his correct name or address. His Internet address is email@example.com. He has also given the names Mark Heffrin and Mark Huber. He could possibly even be using someone else's password on the computer system, which should be inspected.
We have traced him to Northeastern University, and recently obtained a photograph of him that he had posted on the Internet. I also have a photograph of him that was taken the day of the event.
Using the photographs we were then able to locate him at the Unix lab at the Computer Science Center in Cullinane Hall. We have shown the photos to other students, and most of them did recognize his photo, but did not know his name.
One of the employees at the Computer Science Center has also identified him as David Blank-Edelman, the Network Administrator at the Computer Science Center.
We were told that David Edelman went to San Diego for two weeks to attend a computer conference. However, the person known as "rogue", is still at the Computer Science Unix lab in the evenings, so does not appear to be "David Edelman", but I am not positive, yet.
I am arranging to get the photographs and some copies of his e-mail to be delivered to your office, and you should have them by Monday. I am looking forward to speaking with you then.
Very truly yours,