So you wanna talk about this? Okay. Got it.
But I’m not one for unintelligible babble, so let’s do this right. Let’s talk facts, rumors, speculation and possible conclusions.
Fact: STGRB survives a few days into 2013 and mysteriously goes black.
Rumor: It is rumored that information about STGRB and its activities were released to the dark net and acquired more than five thousand hits within 24 hours. The site immediately goes down, leaving readers only GoDaddy’s contact page in its place. Rumors fly that the server was bombed in a swarm attack. More rumors make the rounds that the domain may have been purchased by another entity.
Speculation: Unfortunately, the dark net is difficult to navigate or verify without knowledgeable (and often insider) assistance. However, screen shots of the domain registration information, both past and present and in comparison, show the domain has been transferred to a company called Domains By Proxy LLC. The owner may have had to buy back the domain. Domain purchases/transfers happen often and this is a viable theory.
Fact: Site’s up but goes right back down again.
Rumor: Rumors immediately fly about more server swarmings but whispers of viral, trojan and script attacks are now included. Futher rumors circulate that STGRB has been reported to law enforcement for illegal activity (bullying, endangerment and impersonation) and multiple counts of intellectual property infringements resulting in numerous DMCAs, which would be costly to deal with at best.
Speculation: Records show the phone number used to originally register the account comes out of Marina CA and the domain registration was done in Utah. That information can be easily investigated, including information on all properties involved, and the owner’s identity discovered prior to Domains by Proxy LLC. However, if information was released into the dark net and included any direct, off site communications from the owner, it would be easy to garner exact information. After that, it’s basically game over for anyone who knows what they’re doing. Given that the site housed evidence of alleged illegal activity, both theories have merit here, but there is no reported evidence of malicious attacks yet on readers from the site itself.
Fact: A few days later, Carroll Bryant announces STGRB is “shopping service providers”
Rumor: Why would the site suddenly need a new domain host? Rumors fly that multiple DMCA’s were too expensive and costly, law enforcement was notified, and/or the site has violated GoDaddy’s Terms of Service.
Speculation: You will not use this Site or the Services found at this Site in a manner (as determined by Go Daddy in its sole and absolute discretion) that Is illegal, or promotes or encourages illegal activity:
Bullying, threats and impersonation are criminal activity and STGRB publicly allegedly engaged in such activities. This does not include matters for a civil court such as multiple counts of alleged defamation and slander. The owner may not even be aware of possible investigations. This theory has legs.
Promotes, encourages or engages in terrorism, violence against people, animals, or property:
Such as being accused of listing the private information of others with encouragement to act under the guise of justice? This theory has legs and it runs.
Infringes on the intellectual property rights of another User or any other person or entity:
Many screen shots used there violated DMCA laws. The process itself could be rather expensive as well as costly. This theory is solid and multiple counts will get a site deleted.
Violates the privacy or publicity rights of another User or any other person or entity, or breaches any duty of confidentiality that you owe to another User or any other person or entity:
Accusations of doc-dropping make this a sound theory, especially wen you consider that the victim doesn’t need to be the one who reports the crime. The site may have been documented for further investigation and removed from access. If the site was pulled for other issues, such as DMCA complaints or financial matters, the owner may not even be aware of possible investigations at this time.
Contains or installs any viruses, worms, bugs, Trojan horses or other code, files or programs designed to, or capable of, disrupting, damaging or limiting the functionality of any software or hardware;
If a site runs malicious script, it will be taken offline upon discovery. Once the script is removed, the site may come back online. Upon detection of another script, the site will be removed. This could account for the site’s disappearance, reppearance and removal.
Conclusion: STGRB has been so aggressive in its acquisition of enemies that it makes even speculation difficult.
But if I had to throw down on this one, my best guess is that someone made the wrong kind of enemy; the kind that takes action instead of argument. If information was released into the realm of the dark net, no matter where STGRB parks itself it will be under watchful eye. If law enforcement is involved, this is an open or pending investigation. One option does not negate the other, regardless of awareness, and neither is good news for STGRB.
Quite frankly, I’d rather have the law than anonymous on my ass for obvious reasons but that’s just me. After all, these people crack into Scientology, slam government servers, break into PayPal and take down Pedophelia rings. In any event, I can’t help but watch with curiosity and amusement as others become schooled in what many already know – There is always someone bigger, stronger, faster, smarter and better than you and the internet never forgets.
Once information is introduced into its domain, it’s there forever… just waiting to be found.
Edited to accommodate the request for screen shots and additional information.
Note: This part’s new and it include screen shots. (I’m such a people-pleaser.)
A quick search shows that four days ago, STGRB was indeed trying to find another domain host.
The link currently leads here.
The new domain registration information is listed under “Athena Parker” and the information publicly listed may be of interest when compared with the past Domains By Proxy LLC info shown above.
Those pesky coincidences are starting to pile up, aren’t they? Compare and contrast the domain registration information through GoDaddy.
Old registration information from less than three weeks ago.
New registration, snapped about half an hour ago.
Note the Administrative Contact Information address, which differs, seems to be an actual address and there is more information on the phone number. But I don’t believe in coincidences so we went back to Douthit’s info and dug a little deeper. For example, the address used is indeed a confirmed rental.
Now, I have never met Melisssa Douthit. We have never even exchanged a hello, not in real life or online. I have never been a part of any group she’s ever been a part of. I have literally never tripped over her before. Ever. Yet when I go to her site, this is what I see
when this is what the page looks like. using another address.
So, um, Melissa…
did ya just pull that address out of thin air?
Because the only way you’d know that address
would be from already blocking it.
You are Athena Parker, the bitter bully behind STGRB.
|A fictitious site visitor knows that guy Gen, huh?|