Pittsburgh Bomb Threats – Another Under Investigation

While Googling info on someone who has a court date on this lovely Friday the 13th, I came across this article from June about a guy who is accused of allegedly claiming to have hacked the University of Pittsburgh computers. He says he didn’t do it. The IP addresses were allegedly traced to his work and his sister’s house. For an IT specialist, that would be really stupid. They’re still nosing around on his computer access and phone data looking for signs of bomb threat e-mailings.
His preliminary hearing has been moved to August 13.

So, while U.S. Attorney David Hickton and the FBI play ‘button button’ with this FOURTH suspect, Johnston and McCloskey
sit waiting for their computer, phone and storage device forensics to be reported on by the FBI and for Hickton to either end or further pursue the circus in front of the grand jury.


An Ohio man was arrested Wednesday on federal charges that he posted an anonymous YouTube video and a follow-up comment claiming to have stolen computer records from the University of Pittsburgh and threatening to release them unless the school’s chancellor made a public apology.

Alexander Waterland, 24, a Loveland man who worked as a computer specialist for an online prescription drug service, was released on bond by a federal magistrate in Cincinnati, with the understanding that he will appear before a magistrate in western Pennsylvania next week, according to U.S. Attorney David Hickton’s office in Pittsburgh, which is prosecuting the case.

Hickton said he could not answer questions because the investigation was continuing into Waterland’s alleged activities, as well as bomb threats — some emailed and others written in bathroom stalls of campus buildings — that disrupted classes and dorm life for weeks this year.


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