Brandenburg police in the investigation against the DHL blackmailer unconventional ways. On Tuesday, police called to a public Cyber-manhunt. She asks to check provider open W-Lan networks, whether you have a specific device was logged in. The police, in consultation with the public Prosecutor's office Potsdam, the so-called Media Access Control address-Mac of the phones or Tablets of the DHL-Erpressers open to the public.
Any device, whether Computer or mobile phone, has such address for the network interface. On the basis of the combination of Numbers and letters, each device is identifiable. The DHL Blackmailers took advantage of a device of the brand Motorola with the Mac-address f8:e0:79:af:57:eb.
network address comes from e-mails to DHL
After the blackmailer had sent out since the end of 2017, a series of parcel bombs in Berlin and Brandenburg, could the investigator use this Mac address to find out. The fact you came across in the Emails written to her by the blackmailer in April 2018 at the logistics group DHL. The Emails of the offenders had, on 6., 13. and 14. April sent over public W-Lan networks from the Eastern districts of Berlin.
The state asks not only providers of publicly available W-Lan to check the network, if a device with the Mac address in your Router has dialled. Also, households are called on to help. Via the Internet browser of the Mac in the log file of the router-addresses of the devices associated with the device.
The police want to exploit the Cyber-manhunt, all the possibilities. On several occasions the investigators were the perpetrators hot on the trail. The last was lost in a Hotel in Friedrichshain. The investigators have found out that the culprit has logged in to a open Wi-Fi network of a hotel. However, the Internet provider was able to give out any data, they were deleted. By law, a period of four weeks is provided.
in September 2017, there had been references to the blackmailer, the One is called "Omar" or "One Army Rebel". The Federal criminal police office (BKA) had to get by E-Mail a Drohschreiben. The author demanded money in the Internet currency Bitcoin and threatened with package bombs. The police in Bonn, headquarters of DHL, took over the case, initially unsuccessfully.
package bombs in Frankfurt (Oder), Potsdam and Berlin
at the beginning of November 2017 a package bomb landed at an Online retailer in Frankfurt (Oder) – without the claim of responsibility. The bomb had exploded, could have serious damage and cause injuries. A link to the Letter to the BKA was not clear.
1. December 2017 sent the blackmailer a parcel bomb to a pharmacy in Potsdam, the Christmas market in the city centre had to be vacated. When you Open the package the pharmacist wires had discovered. The igniter did not work. The investigators found a firecrackers, batteries and nails.
you could get a QR-Code reconstructed, which led to write to an electronic Extortionist. At the Landeskriminalamt Cross were in the Soko "" – named after the QR Code accounted for 50 officers to the case. In January a similar package in a Bank in castle street in Berlin, had been found-Steglitz, at the end of March in the Berlin chamber of crafts in Berlin-Kreuzberg.More about
package bombs DHL-Blackmailers sent to: The track from "Omar" lost in FriedrichshainAlexander Fröhlich
Still 15 investigators to sit in the Soko on the case. You presented him in June, even Cyber-experts from other authorities and from the security industry in detail, so that in the investigation nothing is overlooked. The result: The investigators have done what was possible. So also now: The publication of the Mac address could be a last attempt.