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Re: Another hijacked range???
From: william () elan net
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 15:15:30 -0700 (PDT)
Why didnt the County file charges? hijacking... thats terrorism right? :-)
This is not the same "hijacking" and you know it!
But they can file charges for identity fraud and theft of resources. For
FBI to investigate they want $5000 of losses from the victim (or victims).
Also when IP block is sold, this is profiting from illegally obtained
goods (well not "goods" but they can classify it as such). This is fraud
of different type (as somebody else pointed legally this would be
"Pecunary fraud through misrepresentation of ownership") and they can
also prosecute those who got the money but again highier amounts then
$500 are needed for them to get really into this. Multiple confirmed
cases of buying ip blocks from the same person/groupwould help there.
(Note: I incidently posted reply to this email on another mail list,
apologies to those who have see this twice)
Elan Communications Inc.
william () elan net