Thursday, October 22, 2009

"Cyber Graffiti" Threatens Va. Tech

As if the university has not suffered enough, a form of "cyber graffiti" has been used to threaten the campus of Virginia Tech (VT). VT sent out an on-campus advisory Thursday morning after threats were posted in a video on YouTube.

The mashup video includes threatening comments made on several videos of VT gunman Seung-Hui Cho. It was posted on the YouTube page of someone using the screen name "NextKillerVirgTech." That account has since been deleted.

According to the site, the page had been created on Oct. 21 by a 21-year-old living in the United States. It's unclear if any of that information is correct, but authorities currently believe it is likely the posting occurred overseas.

The message sent out by VT reads:
Virginia Tech Police have observed a You Tube posting making threats against the Virginia Tech community. We have received no direct threats at the university. The Virginia State Police and the FBI are assisting the university police. Currently,law enforcement believes the comments may have originated overseas. They are continuing their investigation. We will post again if new information emerges.
In April of 2007, Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 students and faculty members on campus, before killing himself.
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19 comments:

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The words that come to mind are coverups, collusion, obstruction. I turn. Who knows what might be in these folders, but this information is only potentially that says Virginia Tech, do not do their job.

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It's unclear if any of that information is correct, but authorities currently believe it is likely the posting occurred overseas.

Tracy Stuart said...

Well Who knows what might be in these folders.? Thanks

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Well this authorities currently believe it is likely the posting occurred overseas..

Cassandra Stubblefield said...

Well this Virginia State Police and the FBI are assisting the university police.Thanks to know about this...

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Law enforcement believes the comments may have originated overseas.

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The post is good - Virginia Tech Police have observed a You Tube posting making threats against the Virginia Tech community.

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It was posted on the YouTube page of someone using the screen name...

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A common hacktivist method is to intentionally alter an already existing web site. Cyber graffiti, as it is commonly reffered to by academics, is a temporary defacement of the "cyber presence" of a company or organization.

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"cyber graffiti" has been used to threaten the campus of Virginia Tech (VT),The Virginia State Police and the FBI are assisting the university police.M waiting for more information if it is detected..

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The page had been created on Oct. 21 by a 21-year-old living in the United States. It's unclear if any of that information is correct, but authorities currently believe it is likely the posting occurred overseas....lets see who is this...waiting for the infotmation

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The graffiti includes curse-laden comments made on several videos of April 16, 2007, shooter Seung-Hui Cho. The graffiti was posted on the YouTube page of someone using the screen name "NextKillerVirgTech."

Cindy Margott said...

Police are treating their search for a VT sent out an on-campus missing since went to a cyber graffiti as a criminal investigation..Thanks

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The Virginia State Police and the FBI are assisting the university police.M waiting for more information if it is detected..

Intmc said...

Its is commonly reffered to by academics, is a temporary defacement..

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This authorities currently believe it is likely the posting occurred overseas...?

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I was unfamiliar with Virginia police and state police before reading your blog,thanks to make my visit worthfull...

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I think it's a big crime to post on you tube against the Virginia Tech community and I hope police will take a big action also very soon..

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Well the criminal should be detected as soon as possible...and must be punished!To post on you tube against the Virginia Tech community..is a bib crime really!