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OnPoint: The Whaledump Saga: Scooby-Doo Edition

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  • nzlemming, in reply to Sacha,

    Good to have that on the record, given recent conversations about how certain photos made their way online.

    Indeed.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2925 posts Report Reply

  • izogi, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    isn’t using someone’s internet connection without permission theft of service …. wont it effect evidence gathered that way, fruit of the poisoned tree and all that

    Re-reading Juha Saarinen's column, I suppose another interpretation is that Police couldn't clone the laptop without internet, so they (huh?) ... took a photo of it. I really don't understand what's being stated here.

    If his internet was "borrowed" then I'm curious as to what they actually did. Did they borrow a network cable? Did they guess or hack a wireless password, or obtain it from one of his devices? Or did they just use his own connected laptop to do their job before bagging the laptop up as evidence, or whatever happened?

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Alfie,

    But still the Police insisted on viewing Hager's temporary Windows files, just in case. In case what?

    He is apparently writing a book about Police corruption. Sounds like plausible motivation for a thorough raid, eh.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19633 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie, in reply to izogi,

    I really don’t understand what’s being stated here.

    Cloning is pretty much always done in the lab so who knows what the cops were up to when they photographed the screen. One of the first rules of computer forensics is that you don't switch on the suspect device in the field and risk overwriting things such as temporary Windows files.

    Their lack of basic forensic knowledge suggests this was more likely to be someone who'd done a basic securing evidence 101 course than a crack cyber team.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1360 posts Report Reply

  • Juha Saarinen, in reply to Alfie,

    This, exactly.

    Since Nov 2006 • 529 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Alfie,

    despite the involvement of the cybersecurity team in planning the raid? #amateurs

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19633 posts Report Reply

  • Te Rangikaiwhiria Kemara, in reply to lprent,

    I noticed the police surveillance began prior to the raid on Hagers whare. My guess is they saw my name, the word Whaledump and had a presumptuous moment of glee.
    See: https://twitter.com/Te_Taipo/status/633598018097442816

    Since Nov 2015 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Te Rangikaiwhiria Kemara,

    Kia ora. Thank you for posting here.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19633 posts Report Reply

  • John Farrell,

    Ben Rachinger is writing a book, according to his posts on Pete George's blog.

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 480 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to John Farrell,

    Ah, and Rachinger has apologised over the photos, at last. (warning: link contains beige)

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19633 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    The Standard brings us up to date prior to the upcoming court case

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2600 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7848 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    The Standard article explains how Slater's case almost got swept under the carpet

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2600 posts Report Reply

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