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Alleged Harvard Bomb-Hoax Perpetrator Attempted to Cloak Threatening E-mails

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested a student they say is responsible for a bomb threat at Harvard University this week. The student allegedly used a temporary anonymous e-mail account routed through Tor—a network used to make communications anonymous—to send a series of threatening messages to random Harvard departments such as the campus police and student newspaper. However, FBI and Harvard technicians were able to trace the e-mails because they originated on the campus’s wireless network. Authorities have charged Eldo Kim, 20, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, with making the threat to avoid taking a final exam. The messages, sent prior to the exam, resulted in the evacuation of four large buildings. Kim was a sophomore studying psychology and Japanese, according to the Harvard Crimson. If convicted, Kim, who was released on bond, faces a maximum sentence of up to five years in prison, three years of suspended release, and a $250,000 fine. (SlashDot)(NBC News)(CNN)(The Boston Globe)(The Harvard Crimson -- 1) (The Harvard Crimson -- 2) 

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