Skip to comments.Exclusive: Caught red-handed? Web bug found in emails sent by embattled CNN reporter (Kaczynski)
Posted on 07/08/2017 2:19:13 PM PDT by tcrlaf
In an attempt to unmask anonymous tipsters, did an embattled CNN reporter use a phishing tactic to gather private information?
Andrew Kaczynski appears to be a serial doxxer.
The former Buzzfeed contributor and current host of CNNs KFile has been implicated in another attempt to reveal the identity of online sources.
By seeming to plant foreign web bugs into personal emails, a common phishing tactic used to determine IP address, location, and other identifying information, new questions have been raised regarding ethical practices inside the troubled news network.
A recent email exchange with an anonymous conservative group has been obtained by Media Equalizer. In the discussion, Kaczynski feigns interest in a scoop thats being offered.
At one point, he attempts to sneak a web bug into the conversation, with the apparent goal of luring the recipient into clicking the link. Doing so would give Kaczynski the IP address, location, and other metadata included in the email recipients account.
The online world was set ablaze this week by Trumps tweet featuring an old WWE video, and the subsequent investigation into who created the memed video.
Kaczynski claims he discovered the identity of the online Reddit user who created the animated GIF by, as he says in his own report, determin[ing] key biographical details, to find the mans name using a Facebook search and ultimately corroborate details he had made available on Reddit.
He does not state whether those details were made available voluntarily.
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Phishing is illegal, right?
Does this make CNN Russia now?
Wasn’t Kazcinski the Unabomber?
I still don’t see that it’s any of CNN’s business that this guy created a satirical meme. Politicians and celebrities have been viciously attacked for years by “comedians” and “media” under the guise of “satire” and the courts have consistently upheld even vile attacks such as that against Jerry Falwell by Hustler magazine years ago. The media can dish it out but can’t take it.
This guy simply will not zip up his stupid pants. Just lets his stupid hang out for the whole world to mock.
It is actually an attack on the First Amendment, seeking to make the right institutional rather than individual.
There is no bad thing that could happen to CNN or its people that they do not deserve.
I’m pretty sure I heard faint whispers from Putin telling our President that the lies of Russian hacking was our fault.
He said we closed too many mental facilities and the patients became liberal reporters.
Not surprised someone screwing with stuff they know nothing about.
I must say...the comment having his stupid hang out for all the world to mock....coming from Psalm 144 is...
There is a reason my favorite Psalm is 144, and not Psalm 23.
Both are exalted, but one is my special comfort zone.
This CNN so-called journalist Andrew Kaczynski is literally begging for trouble to be brought to his doorstep.
Doubly so, if one recalls the problems that Sheryl Atkinson had with her computers.
If true, it won’t be hard to prove. If it is proven, they’ll be defending criminal activity under the First Amendment. Good luck with that.
On another board, they are calling Kaczynski, WAIT FOR IT....
OK, that's pretty damn funny right there...
Worse - there's concrete proof for what CNN has been doing....
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