Attack of the Repo Men

Just to give you folks an idea of what I have to put up with as manager of thttpd...

On the evening of 27dec2003 I got a phone message from a Mr. Jarrod Duffy, 1-954-448-6980. The next morning I got another phone message from Mr. Shane Freitas, 1-209-649-2300. Both messages were full of weird accusations and threats, and were generally unintelligible. Mr. Freitas in particular is quite a mumbler. One of these people also phoned my parents and some of my neighbors! I replied to them via email. Here is the ensuing conversation, in full and editted only for presentation and privacy.


Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2003 19:27:54 -0800
From: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com>
Subject: phone message
To: mail@duffypi.com

Please explain the lengthy message you left for me.
---
Jef

         Jef Poskanzer  jef@acme.com  http://www.acme.com/jef/


Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 13:33:45 -0500 From: "Jarrod Duffy" <mail@duffypi.com> Subject: RE: phone message To: "Jef Poskanzer" <jef@acme.com> You know exactly what Im talking about! I have all the evidence and Im taking you down! I dont appreciate hacking my sites and my hoster deffinatly doesnt appreciate it. As you know its a Federal Crime and you posted it on a message board.
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 10:36:14 -0800 From: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> Subject: Re: phone message To: "Jarrod Duffy" <mail@duffypi.com> >You know exactly what Im talking about! I have all the evidence and Im No, I'm afraid you are mistaken. --- Jef Jef Poskanzer jef@acme.com http://www.acme.com/jef/
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 13:48:50 -0500 From: "Jarrod Duffy" <mail@duffypi.com> Subject: Super-mega of def succeeded!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To: "Jef Poskanzer" <jef@acme.com> http://mazafaka.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6029&sid=f3cdab1c65d5d0bb743ab40404 108a)http://mazafaka.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6029&sid=f3cdab1c65d5d0bb743ab 40404108a http://www.acme.com/software/thttpd http://www.acme.com/resume.html
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 11:00:30 -0800 From: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> Subject: Re: Super-mega of def succeeded!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To: "Jarrod Duffy" <mail@duffypi.com> >http://mazafaka.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6029&sid=f3cdab1c65d5d0bb743ab40404 >108a)http://mazafaka.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6029&sid=f3cdab1c65d5d0bb743ab >40404108a I'm guessing you meant to send the URL only once, and the right-paren in between the two copies was another mistake. I see a long list of domain names, none of which I recognize, followed by a few message-board posts in a language unknown to me. Perhaps it is Russian. Nowhere do I see anything connected to me. >http://www.acme.com/software/thttpd Yes, this is a freeware package that I wrote and distribute. Many thousands of sites use it world-wide. >http://www.acme.com/resume.html Yes, this is my resume. It contains my phone number and address because I don't mind people contacting me, unless of course they are abusive idiots. Are you ready to explain what the problem is? --- Jef Jef Poskanzer jef@acme.com http://www.acme.com/jef/
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 14:06:49 -0500 From: "Jarrod Duffy" <mail@duffypi.com> Subject: RE: Super-mega of def succeeded!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To: "Jef Poskanzer" <jef@acme.com> the link on the bottom of the post goes to your site.
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 11:09:29 -0800 From: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> Subject: Re: Super-mega of def succeeded!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To: "Jarrod Duffy" <mail@duffypi.com> >the link on the bottom of the post goes to your site. I don't see any such link on any of the posts. Are you ready to explain what the problem is? --- Jef Jef Poskanzer jef@acme.com http://www.acme.com/jef/
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 14:14:44 -0500 From: "Jarrod Duffy" <mail@duffypi.com> Subject: RE: Super-mega of def succeeded!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To: "Jef Poskanzer" <jef@acme.com> The link on the bottom of your post on Mazafaka.ru :playlist"
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 11:20:44 -0800 From: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> Subject: Re: Super-mega of def succeeded!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To: "Jarrod Duffy" <mail@duffypi.com> >The link on the bottom of your post on Mazafaka.ru :playlist" You mean http://hot.ee/megadeath/playlist ? Yes, that site runs my web server, just like many thousands of other sites around the world. If this is what you are complaining about, then I'm afraid your understanding of the internet is sadly lacking. Perhaps in the future you should find a competent professional to investigate such things for you, to keep you from making a fool of yourself. --- Jef Jef Poskanzer jef@acme.com http://www.acme.com/jef/
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 14:43:06 -0500 From: "Jarrod Duffy" <mail@duffypi.com> Subject: RE: Super-mega of def succeeded!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To: "Jef Poskanzer" <jef@acme.com> that post leads directly to your website, you visited one of the websites right before you hacked it, and actually are a member of a forum I belong too. Does D [elided] ring a bell? It was said that you know this guy. Are you saying that whoever did the hacking used software from your freeware site?
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 11:51:25 -0800 From: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> Subject: Re: Super-mega of def succeeded!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To: "Jarrod Duffy" <mail@duffypi.com> >that post leads directly to your website True, but as I have explained this is neither unusual nor particularly interesting. Thousands of web sites across the world lead to my web server's page in exactly the same way. >you visited one of the websites I have no idea why you think this. >right before you hacked it I have no idea what this means. >and actually are a member of a forum I belong too. I have no idea what this refers to. >Does D [elided] ring a bell? No. >It was said that you know this guy. I don't even care what this means, since hearsay is of no interest to me. >Are you saying that whoever did the hacking used software from your freeware >site? I really have no idea. My advice to you: seek professional help. Either an internet professional who can explain your various misunderstandings and help you figure out what is actually going on, or a psychiatric therapist who can help you deal with your paranoia and anger management problem. Or both! I believe our conversation is now completed, and I do not expect to hear from you again. No apology is necessary. Run along and play elsewhere. --- Jef Jef Poskanzer jef@acme.com http://www.acme.com/jef/
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 15:08:11 -0500 From: "Jarrod Duffy" <mail@duffypi.com> Subject: RE: Super-mega of def succeeded!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To: "Jef Poskanzer" <jef@acme.com> Whatever, as it stands there are a bunch of pissed off people in the repo business that say all the info leads to you and only you. If its not you and someone is using your information you should investugate yourself. Afterall it says that you are a hacker in your Resume.
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 15:45:02 -0500 From: "Jarrod Duffy" <jarrod@duffypi.com> Subject: To: <jef@bomb.acme.com> Whatever, as it stands there are a bunch of pissed off people in the repo business that say all the info leads to you and only you. If its not you and someone is using your information you should investugate yourself. Afterall it says that you are a hacker in your Resume.

Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 11:56:19 -0800 (PST) From: shane freitas <accurateadjustments@yahoo.com> Subject: Hacking To: jef@acme.com Why? I just want to know why? Call me - I think I could "out do" [elided]'s offering(s) to you. If your innocent, then why? 1) is your website linked to a hacker's forum written in Russian? That is taking credit for hacking my website! MY WEBSITE! 2) did you register at procra.com defending Dave [elided] & tag exchange, when you aren't even a repossessor? If you aren't directly involved, you are indirectly involved. You know who did this to my e-mail and website. I can't believe a homeowner since 1985 would jeopardize his financial well-being to help out a drunken buddy. Call me - I left you a message! My Cell # is 209-649-2300. I just spoke wiht your father at # 510-[elided]; he gave me the # I already left a v/mail on. Please - call me as I will be taking this information to my attorney 1st thing tomorrow (monday) morning for follow up. I really don't want to go through a lengthy litigation process, but feel that this matter needs to be addressed - and QUICKLY. Who is Joann & Daniel [elided]?
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 11:57:33 -0800 From: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> Subject: Re: Hacking To: shane freitas <accurateadjustments@yahoo.com> I really have no idea what you are talking about. --- Jef Jef Poskanzer jef@acme.com http://www.acme.com/jef/
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 12:18:22 -0800 (PST) From: shane freitas <accurateadjustments@yahoo.com> Subject: Re: Hacking To: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> Cc: Dave [elided] Will you please call me! my cell # is 209-649-2300 Jef, I need to speak with you to clear some things up. I spoken with or left msgz with about 10 of your neighbors asking em to get a msg to you to call me; they allege to have door knocked the 1212 Kains, and no one would answer. Please - call me to discuss... I don't have the time nor energy to deal with this right now and would like nothing more for my web address to be taking off of your hacked list (or whomever's hack list that is), and for you (or whomever) to stop viewing my e-mails and hacking my e-mails; as this will cause a seriuos revenue lost for me and my organization. Thanks, -Shane-
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 12:24:49 -0800 From: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> Subject: Re: Hacking To: shane freitas <accurateadjustments@yahoo.com> Cc: Dave [elided] >Will you please call me! Unlikely. >Jef, I need to speak with you to clear some things up. I spoken >with or left msgz with about 10 of your neighbors asking em to get >a msg to you to call me; they allege to have door knocked the 1212 >Kains, and no one would answer. This constitutes harassment. You will cease immediately or I will file charges. I am happy to discuss this in email. You can start by explaining exactly what the problem is, in full detail. Assume I know absolutely nothing of the background information, since I don't. Send me all relevant URLs and emails. Leave nothing out. If this is about some posts on a message board, then send me a precise pointer to them. I got similar mysterious accusations from one Jarrod Duffy earlier today. Is this related? He seemed to be a very confused and paranoid young man. So far you are not making a better impression. --- Jef Jef Poskanzer jef@acme.com http://www.acme.com/jef/
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 12:25:38 -0800 (PST) From: shane freitas <accurateadjustments@yahoo.com> Subject: Re: Hacking To: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> My regular e-mail is working fine now can you take my name off that list now, please? And take all my information off of your computers? Thanks, -Shane-
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 12:32:02 -0800 (PST) From: shane freitas <accurateadjustments@yahoo.com> Subject: Re: Hacking To: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> Cc: Dave [elided] Jef, I wanted to walk you through the information, via the phone; that's why I wanted to talk. But if you wish to persue this legally, we can go that route. I am not trying to harass you. I want to speak with you regarding an issue that points directly to you. You must be an intelligent man, to be where you are today. I am a professional as well, and want to discuss this in a professional manner. Your refusal to co-operate could be construed as an admission of guilt. Please - phone me we we can discuss this. B.T.W. How did you know Jarrod's e-mail? He phoned you, but then you refused to call him, instead e-mailed him? Hmn...This is getting more interesting as time passes. -Shane- 209-649-2300
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 12:48:24 -0800 From: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> Subject: Re: Hacking To: shane freitas <accurateadjustments@yahoo.com> Cc: Dave [elided] >I am not trying to harass you. And yet you are. Again I am happy to discuss anything via email. I guess you are one of those people who prefers to talk on the phone. I prefer email, and in this instance I get to make the decision since it is you who wants to talk to me. So, use email or go away. >B.T.W. How did you know Jarrod's e-mail? He phoned you, but then you >refused to call him, instead e-mailed him? Caller I.D. and a reverse phone number lookup. Duh. --- Jef Jef Poskanzer jef@acme.com http://www.acme.com/jef/
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 13:02:32 -0800 (PST) From: shane freitas <accurateadjustments@yahoo.com> Subject: Re: Hacking To: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> Cc: cliffdiver@acme.com Quick question: Did you have a forwarding or routing e-mail service on acme.com at one time? but have discontinued that? Do you still handle incoming e-mail's for: "cliffdiver@acme.com"? Do you know a Dave [elided]? -Shane-
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 13:09:11 -0800 From: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> Subject: Re: Hacking To: shane freitas <accurateadjustments@yahoo.com> >Quick question: I am unclear on why I should be answering any of your questions since you have yet to explain what you are talking about, but what the hell. I'm a nice guy, and I'd rather play on the computer than mow the lawn in near-freezing weather. >Did you have a forwarding or routing e-mail service on acme.com at one >time? but have discontinued that? Yes, it was around for a few years but I had to temporarily turn it off a couple months ago because of excessive load issues. I expect to turn it back on again after I upgrade my hardware. >Do you still handle incoming e-mail's for: "cliffdiver@acme.com"? I see there is a mail forwarding account by that name. As far as I know it is currently disabled along with the rest of the forwarders. Your mail to that address should have returned a bounce message - did it? >Do you know a Dave [elided]? No. Your turn now. Give me an exact pointer to the forum page where this thing erupted. --- Jef Jef Poskanzer jef@acme.com http://www.acme.com/jef/
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 13:13:31 -0800 (PST) From: shane freitas <accurateadjustments@yahoo.com> Subject: Re: Hacking To: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> Yes it did return a bounced message... Thanks... Now - here is why your name, or acme.com became involved. Follow the story -> Click here first: http://mazafaka.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6029&sid=f3cdab1c65d5d0bb743ab40404108a you will see quite a list of allegedly "hacked" websites. Just below the list of sites, click on: "my playlist", which takes you here: http://hot.ee/megadeath/playlist bottom left, click on "thttpd/2.21b 23apr2001", and it will take you here: http://www.acme.com/software/thttpd/ THE ACME WEBSITE! Remove "/software/thttpd/ and you got Jef's website, or Acme's website. I am concerned because my company website www.accurateadjustments.com is on that list of hacked websites; and my e-mail(s) are not working. B.T.W. Any idea what "thttpd/2.21b 23apr2001" is? on that Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, -Shane-
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 13:16:57 -0800 From: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> Subject: Re: Hacking To: shane freitas <accurateadjustments@yahoo.com> Yes, this is the same information that the unfortunate Mr. Duffy sent. I explained to him why he was wrong. Perhaps you can get him to explain it in turn to you. You need to give me more. Apparently there is a discussion of this somewhere in the forums on procra.com. Is that correct? Point me to it. --- Jef Jef Poskanzer jef@acme.com http://www.acme.com/jef/
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 13:24:48 -0800 (PST) From: shane freitas <accurateadjustments@yahoo.com> Subject: Re: Hacking To: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> I haven't seen any discussion on www.procra.com about this? There was one on www.repoman.com that said www.procra.com was hacked; as well as my sight being hacked? Did you view the web page: http://hot.ee/megadeath/playlist what does the "thttpd/2.21b 23apr2001" on the bottom left hand side of that page mean that when clicked goes to your website? I don't know Jarrod - he is a P.I. working for someone else; I think one of his sights, or his customer's sights, where hit as well? I have no way to reach him. You can't explain why this trickles down to your website in language I could understand?
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 13:28:20 -0800 From: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> Subject: Re: Hacking To: shane freitas <accurateadjustments@yahoo.com> >There was one on www.repoman.com Where precisely? Send me the URL or cut&paste the text. >I don't know Jarrod You don't know him, and yet you knew that I emailed him after he phoned me. Uh huh. --- Jef Jef Poskanzer jef@acme.com http://www.acme.com/jef/
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 13:30:05 -0800 (PST) From: shane freitas <accurateadjustments@yahoo.com> Subject: Re: Hacking To: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> Hey - where did you hear about www.procra.com? I never mentioned it. Where did you hear about it? I am on MSN with my web builder that is speaking to Jarrod (I am told), and Jarrod says he never mentioned it to you. We do see where you just registered on www.procra.com, so thanks for looking; but where did you hear about www.procra.com again? Thanks, -Shane-
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 13:32:31 -0800 (PST) From: shane freitas <accurateadjustments@yahoo.com> Subject: Re: Hacking To: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> I told you - he is working with someone else. Besides, I believe none of what I hear (second hand), and 1/2 of what I see. I would rather get the info direct from the source. There is no URL? There is no discusssion? I already gave you the URL's that point directly to www.acme.com, but you refuse to respond on why they point to your website; sort of evading answering the question. Please - I just want to know why it is pointing to your website, so you can mow your lawn, and I can wash my cars. It's about as warm as it's going to get outside. I'm in Stockton, CA. - it got down to like 31 deg lastnight; how cold did it get in Berkley? Thanks, -Shane-
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 13:32:48 -0800 From: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> Subject: Re: Hacking To: shane freitas <accurateadjustments@yahoo.com> >Hey - where did you hear about www.procra.com? I never mentioned it. I'm afraid you are once again mistaken: ------- Forwarded Message Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 11:56:19 -0800 (PST) From: shane freitas <accurateadjustments@yahoo.com> Subject: Hacking To: jef@acme.com 2) did you register at procra.com defending Dave [elided] & tag exchange, when you aren't even a repossessor? ------- End of Forwarded Message
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 13:33:52 -0800 (PST) From: shane freitas <accurateadjustments@yahoo.com> Subject: Re: Hacking To: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> Hmn - I guess you're too smart for me. Now - why does the sight that alleges they hacked my website link to your website within three clicks? Thanks, -Shane-
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 13:35:53 -0800 From: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> Subject: Re: Hacking To: shane freitas <accurateadjustments@yahoo.com> Unless you explain precisely where this discussion came up, so I can go there and see for myself how it started and who has been spreading the story, I will have no choice but to bounce any further email from you. --- Jef Jef Poskanzer jef@acme.com http://www.acme.com/jef/
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 13:39:52 -0800 (PST) From: shane freitas <accurateadjustments@yahoo.com> Subject: Re: Hacking To: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> I already gave you the sight where my web address shows hacked, and asked you to explain how it links to you? For an attentive person, you sure know how to elude the obvious as long as it's beneficial for you. Next time I'm in Berkeley, I'll have to look you up. Why won't you just explain how within three clicks, it goes from hacker, to your website? Click here first: http://mazafaka.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6029&sid=f3cdab1c65d5d0bb743ab40404108a you will see quite a list of allegedly "hacked" websites. Just below the list of sites, click on: "my playlist", which takes you here: http://hot.ee/megadeath/playlist bottom left, click on "thttpd/2.21b 23apr2001", and it will take you here: http://www.acme.com/software/thttpd/ THE ACME WEBSITE! Remove "/software/thttpd/ and you got Jef's website, or Acme's website. Somehow you are involved, whether directly or indirectly, with that list of hacked websites, which has my website on it. That's how I'm now involved. Although I haven't seen anything noticeably different with my website, my e-mail service is down. AGAIN - Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Shane Freitas P.S. - I see why you don't want to talk to me on the phone; easier to "side-step" via e-mail.
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 13:42:07 -0800 From: <teresa@accurateadjustments.com> Subject: From Shane Freitas -> To: <jef@acme.com> I already gave you the sight where my web address shows hacked, and asked you to explain how it links to you? For an attentive person, you sure know how to elude the obvious as long as it's beneficial for you. Next time I'm in Berkeley, I'll have to look you up. Why won't you just explain how within three clicks, it goes from hacker, to your website? Click here first: http://mazafaka.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3D6029&sid=3Df3cdab1c65d5d0bb743ab40404108a you will see quite a list of allegedly "hacked" websites. Just below the list of sites, click on: "my playlist", which takes you here: http://hot.ee/megadeath/playlist bottom left, click on "thttpd/2.21b 23apr2001", and it will take you here: http://www.acme.com/software/thttpd/ THE ACME WEBSITE! Remove "/software/thttpd/ and you got Jef's website, or Acme's website. Somehow you are involved, whether directly or indirectly, with that list of hacked websites, which has my website on it. That's how I'm now involved. Although I haven't seen anything noticeably different with my website, my e-mail service is down. AGAIN - Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Shane Freitas P.S. - I see why you don't want to talk to me on the phone; easier to "side-step" via e-mail. Shane Freitas Accurate Adjustments, Inc. Stockton, CA. www.accurateadjustments.com
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 13:42:48 -0800 From: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> Subject: Re: Hacking To: shane freitas <accurateadjustments@yahoo.com> >I already gave you the sight where my web address shows hacked, >and asked you to explain how it links to you? We are not concerned for the moment about what you are asking. I answered some of your questions, and then I asked a question of my own. You need to answer it now. Where did the discussion come up? I am not talking about the Russian site with the list of names. I am talking about how you found out about the Russian site with the list of names. --- Jef Jef Poskanzer jef@acme.com http://www.acme.com/jef/
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 13:43:16 -0800 (PST) From: shane freitas <accurateadjustments@yahoo.com> Subject: Hacking -> To: jef@acme.com I already gave you the sight where my web address shows hacked, and asked you to explain how it links to you? For an attentive person, you sure know how to elude the obvious as long as it's beneficial for you. Next time I'm in Berkeley, I'll have to look you up. Why won't you just explain how within three clicks, it goes from hacker, to your website? Click here first: http://mazafaka.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6029&sid=f3cdab1c65d5d0bb743ab40404108a you will see quite a list of allegedly "hacked" websites. Just below the list of sites, click on: "my playlist", which takes you here: http://hot.ee/megadeath/playlist bottom left, click on "thttpd/2.21b 23apr2001", and it will take you here: http://www.acme.com/software/thttpd/ THE ACME WEBSITE! Remove "/software/thttpd/ and you got Jef's website, or Acme's website. Somehow you are involved, whether directly or indirectly, with that list of hacked websites, which has my website on it. That's how I'm now involved. Although I haven't seen anything noticeably different with my website, my e-mail service is down. AGAIN - Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Shane Freitas P.S. - I see why you don't want to talk to me on the phone; easier to "side-step" via e-mail. P.S.S. You are good at what you do - I'll give you that. Just don't ever miss a car payment, that you'll get the opportunity to see just how good I really am.
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 13:44:18 -0800 (PST) From: shane freitas <accurateadjustments@yahoo.com> Subject: Re: Hacking To: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> What does that matter? It's there... I need some ammo if I should have no choice but to escalate this situation. -Shane-
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 13:44:50 -0800 (PST) From: shane freitas <accurateadjustments@yahoo.com> Subject: Re: Hacking To: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> and - who's "we"? I thought I was just talking to a Jef? -Shane-
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 13:45:26 -0800 From: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> Subject: Re: Hacking To: shane freitas <accurateadjustments@yahoo.com> >What does that matter? It's there... It matters because, as I said, I need to track down who is spreading this story about me and see what else they are saying. Answer now. --- Jef Jef Poskanzer jef@acme.com http://www.acme.com/jef/
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 13:47:20 -0800 (PST) From: shane freitas <accurateadjustments@yahoo.com> Subject: Re: Hacking To: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> Sorry - I can't disclose that Jef. That will have to come out in court. I hoped we could have worked this out. See yah soon... -Shane-
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 13:56:12 -0800 From: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> Subject: Re: Hacking To: shane freitas <accurateadjustments@yahoo.com> Ok, you are now filtered. If you follow up on your silly talk of legal action, you will no doubt encounter someone who is willing to explain to you what an idiot you have been. When that day comes, an honorable man would write letters (not phone calls) to my parents and neighbors apologizing for harassing them. I think we both know that you are not that man. --- Jef Jef Poskanzer jef@acme.com http://www.acme.com/jef/
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 14:01:56 -0800 From: <info@accurateadjustments.com> Subject: Huh? To: <jef@acme.com> If you were 1/2 the man you pretend to be, you'd man up and fess why you are linked to a Russion hacking sight? You're no man, so don't pretend to know me. I ain't the one intentioanally messing with your livelihood, or your family. Go mow your lawn, You could probably use the excercise. Shane Freitas Accurate Adjustments, Inc. Stockton, CA. CALR 2004-2005 Legislative Liaison President - Accurate Adjustments, Inc. www.accurateadjustments.com
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 14:08:58 -0800 (PST) From: Shane Itsmaegain <itsmaegain@yahoo.com> Subject: from Shane To: jef@acme.com If you were 1/2 the man you pretend to be, you'd man up and fess why you are linked to a Russion hacking sight? You're no man, so don't pretend to know me. I ain't the one intentioanally messing with your livelihood, or your family. Go mow your lawn, You could probably use the excercise. Shane Freitas Accurate Adjustments, Inc. Stockton, CA. CALR 2004-2005 Legislative Liaison President - Accurate Adjustments, Inc. www.accurateadjustments.com

Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 19:18:11 -0800 From: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> Subject: Attack of the Repo Men To: Dave [elided] You got Cc:ed on some of the email. Here is a link to the full exchange: http://www.acme.com/software/thttpd/repo.html If you can explain what is going on, I'll be happy to take your name out of it. --- Jef Jef Poskanzer jef@acme.com http://www.acme.com/jef/
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 00:11:16 -0500 From: Dave [elided] Subject: Re: Attack of the Repo Men To: "Jef Poskanzer" <jef@acme.com> Mr. Poskanzer, From what I have been able to gather from this BS is that some sites got hacked into on Saturday. To what extent, I have no clue. Someone was able to follow a entrant back to some Russian hacker forum and in clicking around came upon a link to a site of yours. It just so happens that I, also in the recovery business, signed on for an "acme" mail address sometime ago and used it to surf various industry forums in anonymity. Apparently these two investigative savants stumbled on the fact that acme.com was being used on the forum in question and also somehow linked within this Russian forum. I spoke with Mr. Frietas by phone earlier today and explained the connection to him. However, I don't believe he is capable of understanding very much at all. The Recovery Industry is very competitive and you can always tell that someone is treading water when they think everyone is out to get them. Forget these guys and concentrate on your work at the Acme Labs. Regards, Dave [elided] Beep-Beep
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 21:12:27 -0800 From: Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> Subject: Re: Attack of the Repo Men To: Dave [elided] Thanks. --- Jef Jef Poskanzer jef@acme.com http://www.acme.com/jef/
[Looks like Mr. Freitas is still at it, here are some posts from a web discussion board.]

Date: 03/17/04 04:30 PM Author: Shane/Accurate Subject: Sometimes -> drunks can say such hurtful things... For such an intelligent man, you sure aren't very bright. Things have been cleaned up here A LOT since way back when; that, and you don't see me posting as much as I used to "CliffDiver". B.T.W. -> I appreciate all the Viruses you helped spread! If it weren't for you, I would have never ran accross this Pozkanzer dude that is killlin' me with Virus's right now. For that, I am forever grateful CliffDiver.
Date: 03/17/04 08:51 PM Author: Dave [elided] Subject: Tsk...Tsk... I can deal with your fatuous statements as such. Others might not. Did it ever cross your mind Shane, that the reason this Posanker dude is gunning for you is that you shot your mouth off before you had any facts? Once and for all Cupcake, viruses are not my style. Even if I knew how to send them. Stop feeling so damn self-important. Or is everybody just out to get you? Dave
Date: 03/17/04 11:33 PM Author: Shane/Accurate Subject: Bottom Line -> I would have never run accross the Psycho if you hadn't of tried some B.S. he was offering on his website; and inevitably, he was introduced to the (this) repossession community; therefore, you can take responsibility for that. Don't you find it a bit coincidental this same man is associated, in some way, with some people that hacked my website (along with quite a few others)??? Coincidental? Indeed... Funny how this Psycho then shows such compassion for you, and goes out of his way not to mention your name on his website? Wow - yet more coincidence? Indeed... There's more to the story, huh? Just tell me already...
Date: 03/18/04 11:12 AM Author: Dave [elided] Subject: SORRY CUPCAKE... If you believe someone using an email routing server to be B.S., or the process itself, oh well. I will take responsibility for using it. Along with the ACME License Plate Maker. The ACME labs offer alot of features. YOU, and you alone cupcake, must take reponsibility for your own actions and any wrath you may have brought upon yourself. Yes there is "more to the story, huh? Just tell me already...". Read it HERE. Is everyone out to get you cupcake? Dave [elided]
Date: 03/18/04 07:16 PM Author: Shane/Accurate Subject: cupcake? You got a sweet-tooth Dave? I mean, I know I'm good lookin' and all, and I hate to break your heart, but I don't swing that way. You couldn't get me to drink enough booze. You'll have to shop elsewhere...
Date: 03/19/04 08:51 AM Author: Don [elided] Subject: Is that it? "I am not gay" is your best reply? (Paraphrasing of course.) This is the best line from the thread Dave linked to: "Apparently these two investigative savants stumbled on the fact that acme.com was being used on the forum in question and also somehow linked within this Russian forum. I spoke with Mr. Frietas by phone earlier today and explained the connection to him. However, I don't believe he is capable of understanding very much at all. The Recovery Industry is very competitive and you can always tell that someone is treading water when they think everyone is out to get them." "Investigative savants." Classic. I couldnt read it all, there was too much of it. Maybe someone else has a different favorite? I cant believe Freitas and Duffy wasted this guy's time like that. Way back when Shane first posted his lame suppositions, I followed the link to acme and immediately after reading Mr. Poskanzer's resume knew that Shane was mistaken--this guy is famous in certain circles. I almost replied to inform Shane, but cancelled my post when I realized, as is pointed out so eloquently above, he would not get it anyway. I had the first clue to Mr. Poskanzer's innocence is this affair upon glancing at the name of his domain name, acme.com. When do you think he bought that domain? Last year? You know acme right, as in the best, the pinnacle. As in Wile E Coyote. As in domain is unavailable, please try another. Geez. Acme was probably one of the first names to be sold when DARPA released internet technology to the public--just after Al Gore invented it. Mr Freitas' and Mr Duffy's exchange with Mr. Poskanzer is an embarrasmnet to the repossession industry. On behalf of the more rational faction of the repossession industry, however small it may be, I extend my apologies to Mr. Poskanzer.

That's all so far. If any of you have occasion to exchange further words with Mr. Duffy or Mr. Freitas, I'll be happy to publish it here.

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