Date: Sun, 26 Apr 1998 22:45:35 -0700
From: email@example.com (killercop)
To: cbc Steven <firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Steven, I need to make something very clear to you regarding this past weeks events of a threat to your company's computers by a Mike Metz of the High Tech Crimes Division of Sacramento and Mr. Willis of the LAPD. As you have conveyed to me, Mr. Willis from the LAPD and Mr. Metz from the HTCD said they were going to serve a warrant to seize my personal data.
Further, under the threat of seizure of your company's computers, if you failed to turn over my personal information, which was previously hosted, on your computer, they would cause you great financial hardship. I am under the impression from you, during our conversations, that said data has been removed from your company's computer as of 4/22/1998 and is now being hosted by another company's server in Russia. Since you have made this fact know to the LAPD and Mr. Metz of the High Tech Crimes Division of Sacramento last week, your company is under no legal obligation to turn over this data.
The fact that they have tried to Extort this data in violation of one or more Penal Codes of California leads me to believe they will attempt to follow up on their threats and secure my personal data. As you are aware, a lot of my data contained within my domain is NOT available or shown on the domain.
Your complying to this threat and copying of this data to CD-ROM format, as you have informed me you have done and are going to do if they arrive to carry out their threat, causes me great concern. I will once again make the request that you not turn over my personal property.
I have provided you and your associates today with the Penal Codes I believe they are in violation of in an effort to help your company protect itself. Should your company choose not to use this information I have provided and you proceed to turn over my personal information it will violate one or more civil and constitutional laws. This will leave me little recourse then to proceed to court to remedy this situation.
I HAVE ABSOLUTILY NO DESIRE TO DO THIS, THAT IS WHY I HAVE GONE TO GREAT PERSONAL EXPENSE AND TIME TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THIS INFORMATION.
Please give this great consideration in your decision and act accordingly in your best interests as you see fit.