Serial Cyber-stalking, Cyber-bullying and Harassment Rampant on the Internet
A Minnesota man is troubled by a case of wide-spread, serial cyber-stalking he has uncovered.
Rick Carufel has found a disturbing number of reports and evidence of blatant, organized cyber-stalking, cyber-bullying and harassment all originating from the same online source – a public forum owned by a well-known global corporation. It appears to have been ongoing for at least three years and involves dozens of people victimizing hundreds.
“There seems to be some indication that the corporation in question may be deliberately shielding those responsible and may even be actively supporting them. Recently I have seen an alarming number of cases concerning attacks on a certain group of individuals.”
It is obvious to anyone who carries out a cursory investigation by going to the website in question that the corporation has some very questionable policies which it has made no attempt to address, resolve or even acknowledge. The company’s public forums are the origin of what can only be described as vicious personal cyber-attacks to date. Even in the face of thousands of complaints, the corporation does nothing to correct the situation.
While researching the US cyber-stalking laws, Carufel has discovered that the Minnesota statute 609.749 clearly defines the activities of these people as criminal acts. This is the same statute used to prosecute predatory sex
who stalk underage victims online. There are between thirty and forty
people currently responsible for hundreds of organized attacks with the
intent to damage careers, reputations and income. These are not merely
isolated incidents. Instead, when the predator’s focus their attention
on an individual they keep up a sustained attack trying in every
underhanded way possible to discredit, demean, insult, demonize and
harass their victims across the internet at every opportunity.
Carufel said that according to his understanding of the situation, these people are committing crimes which the particular company that owns the website is fully aware of. “It’s absolutely amazing how many people these cyber-terrorists have frightened into not speaking out against them because of the threat of very damaging retaliation. These stalkers have found the perfect cover for their crimes, protected as they are by the company concerned.”
Carufel went on to say that these attacks if allowed to
will potentially cause millions in damage over time. “They are the
offshoot of an industry in transition that desperately clings to
outdated models and these waning industry leaders are not happy with the
current state of events. I’ve had reports that there may actually be
corporate sponsorships for some of these attacks, targeting a certain
segment of the industry most responsible for their decline. There is
much more to be uncovered, but I am out of resources to pursue this
investigation much further. I’m hoping to gather enough solid evidence
together to compel the State and Federal authorities to request
indictments. These people are spreading terror and misery every day and
must be stopped. Their cover is diabolically clever and they have thus
far managed to weather every attempt to root them out. Hopefully armed
with 609.749 by proving the association between the cyber stalkers and
the particular corporation, we can accomplish that.”
Carufel stated that were he to publicly reveal the details, people would be shocked. He stated that he already has enough evidence from his own case to send several of the individuals concerned to prison. Combine his evidence with the many other reports of similar personal attacks and harassment condoned by the corporation and Carufel hopes to have a deeper investigation into it and its system of protection tailored to accommodate these criminals.