FBI investigators have broadened their probe into emailed bomb threats at the University of Pittsburgh to an anonymous remailer in Austria.
Earlier this week, at the request of U.S. authorities, police visited Christian Mock, an Austrian provider who offers anonymous remailing services. Authorities had a court order allowing them to “create a forensic disk image” of the remailer. “Therefore, I had to destroy any exisiting keys and create new keys,” he announced in the alt.privacy.anon-server Google Group.
Last week federal authorities seized a server from a New York co-location center shared by two technology companies, Riseup Networks and May First/People Link. The server reportedly belonged to ISP European Counter Network. None of the 300 email accounts on the seized server have been implicated in the bomb threats, Riseup Networks said in an earlier prepared statement.