This is hilarious.
Someone is trying to troll Cory Doctorow of the EFF over an article he posted on Boing Boing.
The troll has been claiming to be a Queens Council[sic] in Canada and that he will sue for slander.
The guy is an obvious idiot.
Cory Doctorow is a well known activist for the EFF so he knows how to defend his right to free speech and privacy online.
As an EFF activist he knows quite well how to trace a toll email back to it’s source.
And as a Canadian activist he knows quite well about the Canadian legal system too.
It did not take long for him to trace the culprit of the troll email and post another artilce with most of the idiots details on-line.
He also got definitive proof that the guy is not who he claims to be and that he is technically breaking Canadian law by pretending to be a lawer[sic].
If you try and go to the trolls website you amusingly get the following message:
The web site you are trying to access has exceeded its allocated data transfer.
Indicating that the huge readership of Boing Boing has effectively performed a DDOS type attack by just innocently visiting. 😉
Cory also had to post a screen capture of the Canada Kicks Ass website that the troll is a member of as he has changed his details and amusingly now puts his real name as Cory. 🙂
Now I am going to post a simple
- know your taget:How tech savvy are they, how law savvy are they, how savvy are their best mates?
- be anonymous: use an anonymous email service, like yahoo, google et al, only use it for this troll, make it totally discardable, use a public access point such as WiFi node of Internet Cafe.
- Spell correctly: bad spelling makes you look dumb and also makes it obvious you are a troll.
- JUST DON’T TROLL!: You will ALWAYS get found out! It just aint worth it.