This is a really surreal blog entry, just shows that computer crime really is being cracked down on in the USA, gladly this doesn’t go on too much over here, have only heard of a few cases.
But still, for Chris Toshok, just a normal guy who happens to chat online with a load of nuts who probably did steal the HalfLife2 code, it’s not a good thing to wake up to.
“So at 6:30am on January 14th, I woke up to the doorbell buzzing. Not a short lived buzz. Someone had their thumb pressing the button and holding it there. “Fucking drunkard” I thought, and rolled over, intent on ignoring it. It then started a rythmic *buzz* *buzz* *buzz* *buzz*, over and over again. After about 5 minutes battling to get back to sleep, I gave up and got up. Put my pants on, grabbed my sweatshirt, and stumbled off toward the door.
Immediately there’s a flashlight in my eyes. “Are you Chris Toshok?” “Uh, yes” “Mr. Toshok, we’re with the FBI. We have a warrant to search the premises.” I looked down out of the glare of the flashlight and saw the FBI badge of the long haired blonde woman standing in front of me. I also saw two people behind her, bodies turned sideways so as to present less of a target. Guns drawn? It was too hard to tell really with the glare of the flashlight, but I’m assuming yes.” [clipped]