How The Usage Of Non-Public Electronic Mail Led To The Downfall Of Notorious Criminals

Conventional wisdom says everyone should practice basic online security measures, like using different passwords for different accounts.
There were two different email accounts Seleznev tied to his online personas.
At one point, the administrator listed his personal email address “” in the headers of emails to new users and the password recovery process on AlphaBay.
It was a multi-year effort that took painstaking attention to cyber details, including finding links between the email account he used for crime and personal transactions.
The same email was used to post on other internet forums, where he signed his real name.

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