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Social Media – Dangerously Anonymous & Plausibly Deniable March 19, 2012

Posted by Chris Mark in Industry News, InfoSec & Privacy, Risk & Risk Management, terrorism.
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Today on Foxnews was a story about a person who claimed to be an occupy Wall Street protester who tweated a threat to kill a police officer.  A user with the name “Smackema1” tweeted: “We won’t make a difference if we don’t kill a cop or 2,”  What is interesting about this is that the person had never attended any Occupy protests and was actually in Florida when he sent the tweet.  The author, who police are trying to identify, clarified his remarks to a Florida newspaper when he said: “It’s not like I meant anything of it. Who takes anything like that seriously? I’m in Florida, what am I going to do?”   (more…)

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