18 September 2014. A sends Giganews Critique:
17 September 2014
Subject: Message 0001
Sent: Wed Sep 17 2014 03:27:20 GMT-0400 (Eastern Standard Time)
I noticed that you removed the two lists of Giganews employees at the request
of several employees. The original ZIP file containing the two lists has
been uploaded to the Internet Archive. Link provided below:
Keep fighting the good fight.
16 September 2014. Two lists of Giganews employees removed from Zip file
at request of several employees.
Related: Giganews Denial Campaign:
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:01:19 -0500
Subject: Thank you for your defense
From: Nick Caputo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Cryptome1 <email@example.com>
Thank you sincerely for what you wrote on
http://cryptome.org/2014/09/giganews-denial.htm. I can tell you are experienced
dealing with these spooks by knowing their methods. I will swear under oath
and to God that what I wrote is true if it becomes necessary.
What angers me about the whole thing is the fed refused to delete the child
porn when he had access to do so. One of the reasons the feds said I didn't
cooperate at the second meeting was because I demanded a position upon my
return to Giganews that would have enabled me to remove the junk off the
service. The next question people need to ask is why is the FBI knowingly
hosting child pornography?
16 September 2014
15 September 2014
Giganews Is an FBI operation
Let me explain my history at Giganews in Austin, Texas and how I learned
about the FBI connection. I used to be a huge fan of Usenet and a customer
of different newsgroup providers for several years, and I started working
at Giganews in 2009. I rose through the company, being promoted to a system
technician after 6 months, and became a Giganews system engineer less than
two years after that.
A huge pirate at the time, I loved the idea of helping people download all
the "rich multimedia content" they could. The porn content is not safe on
Usenet, and the groups with children being abused I find abhorrent. Customers
would write in about it all the time, so its no secret to a Usenet employee
where it is.
Data Foundry is a data center company which is interconnected to Giganews
with the same admins, nocs, etc. Their main office headquarters is at 1044
Liberty Park Dr in Austin. But, they host most of the Usenet content in other
data centers around the world. While talking to the CEO of the entire operation,
Ron Yokubaitis, I heard what I interpreted as his request to remove the child
pornography groups when he asked, "Would you delete child porn?" I honestly
loved the thought of removing that junk off of Usenet, and removed three
cp newsgroups soon afterwards. This happened December 11th, 2011. I didn't
remove anything related to the normal and more socially acceptable content
Usenet downloaders know about.
It turned out that that wasn't what the CEO really wanted, who then claimed
he forgot what he said. The Giganews/Data Foundry admins Philip Molter and
Mike Smith disciplined me for removing the child porn groups and didn't trust
me to keep working there afterwards. They made subtle references to jeopardizing
criminal investigations IN PROGRESS then threatened me with a bad reference
for removing the child abuse junk. No big deal, a bad reference from them
after doing that is good, but Philip restored the cp content from a backup
I didn't have access to.
Fast forward several months, I turned into a traitor in an effort to remove
the abhorrent junk off Usenet - I broke the first and second rules not to
talk about it, and told the FBI the truth about the child abuse groups deletion
in an email. This probably wont go over well with internet freedom lovers,
but sharing what I learned in the experience will, I promise. My seemingly
traitorous act exposed the real traitor, the biggest one, to the Usenet network.
The FBI invited me to their unlisted Austin office in a nondescript office
building at 12515 Research Blvd, Building 7, Suite 400 in late October 2012.
Two agents took notes on what I told them, then something unexpected happened.
Special Agent Scott Kibbey told me he personally knew the Giganews / Data
Foundry CEO, bragged to me about working there, then invited me back to Giganews!
I had also helped them with a separate crime venue in Austin that Data Foundry
was going to compete with, so I had earned their trust. In addition, Kibbey
offered me a new name and identity, with a new drivers license and everything,
if I were to go back to work at Giganews.
It was then that I realized that the fed I was talking to had been my coworker
at Giganews since I started in 2009! The other agent was actually an Austin
police detective named Charles Riley helping the FBI whom worked alternate
shifts to me at the Datafoundry NOC under alias. Riley even bragged about
being a detective once at a shift change! The thought of my fellow Usenet
systech in crime being a police detective was unthinkable at the time. I've
included some of the emails from these feds (with email headers and IP addresses)
in the link at end.
Special Agent Scott Kibbey is central to the whole Giganews operation, including
Data Foundry, but with different names. This agent is a top exec for Data
Foundry, a top admin for Giganews, the Golden Frog front company run from
the same Usenet servers for VyprVPN, and the other Usenet fronts Usenet.net,
Supernews, Rhino Newsgroups, and Powerusenet. Another business front name
they used when I was there is Powerhouse Management. Kibbey rolled out the
OS images, kernels, patches, setup the entire VyprVPN service including the
detailed logging which is easily accessible to him and the other government
agents working there.
There were also rumors agents from other governments worked thereÂ
The Hong Kong Giganews servers were brought down in early June 2009 by a
Chinese employee, the day of the Tiananmen Square anniversary when the Chinese
government was blocking everything online. This means the VyprVPN connecting
IP addresses are accessible to the Chinese government indirectly through
this employee. Anyone using the VyprVPN service that governments are targeting
is in danger, honestly.
This is my warning - that all of the content being downloaded and shared
on the Usenet network is going through the authorities! Giganews customers
are being logged! The log file is called the "gigauth" on their "cruncher"
servers which logs every connection by every customer, which are then archived.
This means Usenet uploaders are helping the feds monitor the distribution
of Usenet content if their newsgroup provider peers with Giganews!
I swear to you that Giganews is an operation that employs federal agents
who run most of the operation. I suggest demanding from your newsgroup provider
that they stop the peering of binary groups to FBI's Giganews. Please understand
how risky this is for me to explain as Agent Kibbey subtly threatened my
family on behalf of Data Foundry the second time I met both agents at the
Austin FBI office. The traitors saw me as a threat and said I did not cooperate.
Even with this threat, please warn Giganews customers and other Usenet users,
and use the evidence I've linked. If the google drive link dies, email me
for a new one. Agents Kibbey and Riley did not let me photograph them, but
I did include a scan of their business cards. Riley didn't have an FBI badge
or card, but he had an fbi.gov email address, ip, and Austin Police Department
I've linked pictures of my Giganews badge and the shirts with their red armor
logo I was forced to wear when working there. I've also linked to the
Giganews/Data Foundry employee list with in-office mug shots, phone numbers
and emails they gave me. I did not agree to return this on their employee
paperwork, so it is not illegal to share. They thought I did, though. I doubt
the names and phone numbers they used internally are all real, as many are
likely aliases and fed-routed voip proxies. Most of the emails changed to
goldenfrog.com before I left from the ones listed in the 2011 employee pdf.
Some of the mugshots are photoshopped by them, as the pictures did not match
the physical appearance of some, likely to hide in case of someone like me
exposing these traitors.
Feel free to upload this to any newsgroup that Giganews carries - Their customers
need to know.
This file and files below:
GN-2009-Employees.PDF [Removed at request of several employees]
GN-2011-Employees.PDF [Removed at request of several employees]