Over the last twelve years, my children and I have been the victims of constant and unrelenting attacks on our home computers: severe hacking; poor to non-existent connections; constant sudden disconnects; disappearing or altered files, icons, programs, and more; human voices and bizarre sounds of various types emanating from our fax machine; strange emails such as the one posted earlier on this blog and titled "A Reporter Said"; and much more. I've taken our home computer and my children's student laptops to many different computer repair shops and professionals in several different cities over the years and paid them a great deal of money to receive their assurances that our problems were fixed, only to discover that our computer troubles were actually worse, not better.
Recently, I've finally been able to find a few computer and security experts with honesty and integrity who were kind enough to look into some of our computer woes. Among many other things, I've learned that I am the victim of what's known as a "Man In The Middle" (MITM) attack. As it was explained to me, every time I sent anything from my email account, a mirror copy was also being sent to someone else through a hack on the server. The "someone else" would remove any legitimate replies I might receive and substitute their own bogus replies instead.
Let's look at some different examples of this. I'll start with the headers from an email I received in 2004 from a group of San Antonio lawyers (Ex. 1). An examination of the path this email took shows it came directly to me rather than being routed through the loopback. (This legal group sent me to an attorney with ties to my ex-husband who tried to con me.)
Now let's move on to a different kind of example. The second email posted here (Ex. 2) is one of a great many harassing ones I've received over the years. This email came through the loopback and has ridiculous addresses that were clearly fabricated, even though they look superficially real.
The third example posted here (Ex. 3) is of what appears to be a death threat sent to me by a friend of my father's. This email is odd because it seems to have come from the Earthlink server instead of the Yahoo one, although it came from Yahoo originally.
My final MITM example is actually a double one (Exs. 4 and 5). In March of 2006, I attempted to file a formal written complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) by email as well as by regular mail, since so much of our regular mail was being tampered with or stolen. (I have a stack of tracking receipts for mail that comes up as "No Record" over an inch thick!)
Immediately after I emailed my complaint, I received the two emailed responses shown here as Exs. 4 and 5. The one titled "Re: Serious Complaints" (Ex. 4) is similar in appearance to others I've received as automated replies from the DOJ over the years, and an examination of the headers from it shows it did come from the DOJ's server.
However, the email titled "Out of Office AutoReply: Serious Complaints" (Ex. 5) does not look like anything I've received before from the DOJ. An examination of the headers shows this email came from the loopback. It looks as if my original email was also diverted to an account outside the DOJ, where it generated an automatic reply that came back along the same false route. This means that when I sent my original email to the DOJ, I received two automated replies, one from the DOJ that was authentic, and a second one that was a fake from the path I'd sent my original email on.
These duplicate automated responses show that whoever is behind the MITM attacks on my computer gets immediate copies of everything I send and has software already set up to send an immediate automatic response back to me that looks just like whatever path I sent my email on--but is actually fake. This means that whoever has been attacking my computer has software specifically designed to enable them to impersonate federal agencies and officials.
As you've no doubt guessed by now, these examples document a number of very serious federal offenses. Although these are examples of past crimes, my computer continues to be attacked in this way, making it nearly impossible for me to accurately communicate with people or agencies that are trying to help us. Furthermore, I have documented evidence of additional federal offenses committed against me through my computer that I choose not to post at this time, although I may well post these at a later date.
As a wise friend recently commented, "No wonder so many people think that stalking is a government plot."