May 1998 to Present

Date

Incident

Friday, May 1, 1998 Dick Coward posted a message to soc.support.fat-acceptance through the replay.com remailer, trying to make it look as though it came from me by cutting and pasting the PGP signature from one of my real messages to his forged message.
Saturday, May 16, 1998 Hillyard posted an ad for his atlga.com site to ga.general and atl.general.
Friday, May 29, 1998 Hillyard posted another ad for atlga.com to ga.general and atl.general.
Tuesday, August 18 1998 Dicky boy sent a message to me through a new anonymous remailer claiming to have seen me and implying that he knew where I lived.
Wednesday, August 19, 1998 Dicky found another remailer and sent a message to me implying that he knew where Katie went to school.
Monday, November 1, 1998 Another remailer, another message, this one claiming to have seen me in Atlanta and implying that Dicky boy would be showing up at my home soon.
Monday, November 15, 1998 A local news station started running promos for a story in which they interviewed me. Immediately, Dick Coward learned a new little trick - he went to Excite's news site, found an annoying news story, and used their little "send this story to a friend" link. He entered one of my email addresses in the to and from fields, then sent it - over and over and over again. I've yet to hear anything substantive from Excite about getting information from their web user logs.
Wednesday, November 17, 1998 My partner, Sam, received a message sent through an anonymous remailer attacking him for associating with me. We went through and had his address blocked from the various remailers we know about afterwards.
Friday, December 15, 2000 Hillyard posted three messages to alt.sex.prostitution within a few minutes of each other from the same IP address advertising his prostitution-related web site, hotlantaasp.com. He posted them through DejaNews.
Within minutes, another message was posted to alt.sex.prostitution from the same IP address, also through DejaNews, instructing customers to contact an address at my domain for prostitution services.
The IP address used was traced back to Hillyard's home ISP at the time, charter.net.
When I learned of the prostitution ad, I posted a response in alt.sex.prostitution explaining that anyone interested in that ad should contact Hillyard rather than me. Apparently he didn't appreciate that, since he copied me on an email sent to the abuse department of my ISP. He lied about having posted the ad in that email, of course, but it hardly mattered since they took no action at all.
Saturday, March 3, 2001 I found out that Hillyard was attempting to hijack my domain registration when I received an email from Network Solutions asking me to approve changes someone had requested to my domain registration. That someone had sent an email to Network Solutions using the address technomom@onebox.com. Unsurprisingly, that someone sent the attempt from a Charter communications IP address - that's Hillyard's home ISP. He was also trying to change the DNS servers to those at freeservers.com - which he uses for several of his domains. He tried changing the contact address to 544 Main Street, Lilburn, GA 30247, US. Lilburn is a city in the county (Gwinnett) in which Hillyard resides, but I don't know what's at that particular address.
Sunday, April 29, 2001 Hillyard posted an ad for a new domain he owns, cooldealsite.com, in rec.photo.marketplace. He tried to make it seem as though he wasn't associated with the domain, but using a return address of atlga@newsreader.com was something of a giveaway.
Friday, May 18, 2001 Hillyard used a form on the web site of photobooks.com to send them an email in which he claimed to be an attorney working on a case concerning me and demanding that they explain the nature of my relationship with them. My domain is hosted by a friend whose server sits on their net connection. They know about the Hillyard situation, so they simply forwarded that email to my friend and he sent it to me. Hillyard used a return address of hobbyfan@onebox.com.
Wednesday, July 4, 2001 Using the hobbyfan@onebox.com address again, Hillyard posted five ads for his hotlantaasp.com site to the alt.sex.prostitution newsgroup. He was posting through Google Groups (the new name for DejaNews) again and posting through his home ISP, charter.net.
Friday, July 6, 2001 Hillyard posted another four ads, very similar to the ones posted on July 4. Then he spammed rec.antiques, hfx.forsale, rec.crafts.marketplace, rec.auto.sport.nascar, and rec.aquaria with ads for yet another referral scheme, this one for Dish Network.
Thursday, July 12, 2001 Hillyard spammed rec.aquaria with three messages and austin.general another, trying to drum up referrals for a long distance scheme.
Thursday, August 9, 2001 Hillyard posted another five ads to alt.sex.prostitution trying to get visitors for his prostitution site.

 

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