One of the drawbacks to combating anti-vaccination campaigners is the never ending barrage of abuse and harassment that you are subjected to. Sometimes these attacks simply come in the form of verbal (actually typed) abuse over Twitter or Facebook, which is easy enough to ignore/block but some times harassment takes a more direct approach.
Back in 2012 myself and Peter Bowditch were subjected to lawsuits designed to shut us up and intimidate anyone else who might criticise the Australian Vaccination Network, a hard line anti-vaccination “charity”. The president of the AVN, Meryl Dorey dragged the court proceeding out for close to a year. Such vexatious litigation is nothing short of harassment. Of course we did win our cases in the end, but it still occupied a huge amount of time.
More recently a person whom I presume is an AVN supporter has been regularly spamming and stalking this blog. Today they began issuing what I can only interpret as a threat. Given the history of anti-vaxxer behaviour.
Clearly this person located in Perth, Western Australia thinks they are anonymous. So far they have used the following IP Addresses:
|May 24 6:55 PM||18.104.22.168||106-68-217-66.dyn.iinet.net.au|
|May 23 8:07 PM||22.214.171.124||124-148-233-247.dyn.iinet.net.au|
|May 15 7:46 PM||126.96.36.199||124-148-64-228.dyn.iinet.net.au|
|May 14 2:24 PM||188.8.131.52||58-7-73-220.dyn.iinet.net.au|
|April 25 7:33PM||184.108.40.206||124-148-230-218.dyn.iinet.net.au|
|April 25 3:13pm||220.127.116.11||106-68-22-127.dyn.iinet.net.au|
|April 25 10:05am||18.104.22.168||58-7-132-151.dyn.iinet.net.au|
|April 23 10:47am||22.214.171.124||58-7-76-53.dyn.iinet.net.au|
The following is known about their system.
They are using Firefox running on Ubuntu Linux and have a VNC client installed on port 5900. Ports 1863 and 5190 are open but I don’t know what for. Their gateway is a Linksys WRV200 wireless broadband router and their network may contain a HP 4200 PSA (Print Server Appliance) model J4117A.
If anyone else has issues or information about this person I can be contacted at: Dan@danscomp.net this isn’t a normal drive-by internet spammer. This appears to be an individual with a score to settle, and I will identify them.
Update on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 8:20PM
It seems this person has returned to my blog on the 28th at 07:26:03 PM only to read this post and shit their pants. Because at 11:47:24 PM that very same day they returned except this time they used the Tor network to try and mask their location.
Here’s some professional advice “Tor will not save you!” if you think for one minute that you can come here to post threats and then hide behind an anonymous proxy server, THINK AGAIN!