“I’ve lost everything — my job; this is going to be next,” Alexander Thomas Waterland, 24, said, gesturing to his Loveland, Ohio, apartment behind him during a brief interview this morning. His girlfriend is due to give birth to their son in about a month. Waterland said his top priority is finding another job.
“I have no idea (why the FBI thinks he made the threats). I haven’t the slightest clue,” Waterland said.
Waterland said his first contact with the FBI was a couple of months ago — he’s unsure of the date — when agents seized a “wifi device” at his former employer, Express Scripts, where Waterland used to work in an IT job. About a month ago, FBI agents executed a search warrant on his apartment in Loveland, a northeast suburb of Cincinnati, and seized computer equipment.
Too bad he can’t remember the exact dates. Maybe he’ll scan and post the warrant and receipt somewhere online and give the exact date he was let go from his job.
I hope all the delays for his hearing are due to him using his own computer forensics expert.
“On May 2, 2012, AnonOperative13 posted a comment about the video, which included information about specific university employees, and stated terms and a deadline for the apology.
Investigators were able to determine that the identity of AnonOperative13 is Alexander Waterland, of Loveland, Ohio.
“These charges pertain to specific cyberthreats in April and May of this year that targeted the University of Pittsburgh and caused disruption in campus operations,” stated U.S. Attorney Hickton. “These threats were part of the series of threats received by the University since February. The investigation is comprehensive and ongoing.”
Since February….hmmm…so that means they do suspect him of being the bomb threat artist.
The FBI’s ‘button button’ list:
Mark Lee Krangle
Katherine Anne McCloskey
Anyone else? Who’s next?