Sunday, July 23, 2017

How A Bitcoin Hacker Helped Catch Killer UCG Minister



An ethical hacker breached the database of a phony darknet website offering hitman services and leaked the data. The information from the data dump helped the FBI in their investigation of a man who murdered his wife.
In November 2016, Stephen Carl Allwine, 47, of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, killed his wife in “one of the most bizarre cases ever seen,” police officers reported. The husband tried to mask the murder as a suicide, including putting a 9 mm pistol next to Amy Allwine’s elbow. However, detectives arriving on the scene identified the case as murder and collected evidence — mostly electronic devices, such as computers — belonging to Mr. Allwine. Later on, in January, investigators arrested and charged Mr. Allwine with second-degree murder based on the forensic evaluation of the confiscated electronic equipment.
In May 2016, a hacker called “bRpsd” breached the database of a controversial hitman service offered on a darknet website. The service, “Besa Mafia,” offered a link between customers and hitmen, who could register on the site anonymously. The price for a murder ranged between $5,000 and $200,000, but clients seeking to avoid fatalities could also hire a contractor to beat up a victim for $500 or set somebody’s car on fire for $1,000.
The hacker uploaded the data dump to a public internet website. The leaked files contained user accounts, email addresses, personal messages between the Besa Mafia admin and its customers, “hit” orders and a folder named “victims,” providing additional information on the targets. 
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12 comments:

True Bread said...

I only come here to read Connie's work....

Anonymous said...

As they use to say in the X Files series, 'trust no one'.

I Know Garner Ted Armstrong Was A Pervert said...

It's Amazing That People Are Stupid Enough To Think They Can Actually Get Away With Murder.

Connie Schmidt said...

Sometimes I wonder if COG drama would be more shocking and get higher ratings than the TV series "Breaking Bad"!

Connie Schmidt said...

True Bread wrote ,
"I only come here to read Connie's work...."

...and I only come here to read what True Bread wrote about , what I wrote about! ;-)

Anonymous said...

This question doesn't have a strict connection to this post, but I don't know where else to pose it. Does anyone know what was the reason for the split within the UCG, when this CHURCH OF GOD, A WORLDWIDE ASSOCIATION was created? Thanks

Anonymous said...

Having read the above reports, the extent to which Steven allwine went to is truly evil incarnate behaviour. Premeditated evil. It beggars belief the inticate inhumane evil planning. I hope justice prevails.

Anonymous said...


“In November 2016, Stephen Carl Allwine, 47, of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, killed his wife in 'one of the most bizarre cases ever seen,' police officers reported.”


Yes, that certainly sounds like the way a lot of UCG people behave while playing church.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous on July 24, 2017 at 1:02 PM said...“I hope justice prevails.”


Justice will never prevail inside the UCG, but outside of the UCG there is still some hope.

Anonymous said...

Jesus said that for His followers, hate is the spiritual equivalent of murder.

I was personally in the room when a senior LCG HQ minister (Pastor rank) plotted to cause Dr. Meredith to "get" another LCG HQ employee. Later, I saw that man's glee when Meredith fell for the plot.

Physical murder is rare in the Churches of God. LCG's Terry Ratzmann is one of a few who did it on a large scale. Spiritual murder, however, is almost commonplace in groups like PCG and LCG.

Anonymous said...

I knew Amy when she was a student in Big Sandy. She was a very sweet girl. I am deeply sorry for her and her family.

Martha said...

Anonymous at 8:23 a.m.

These links may help

http://asbereansdid.blogspot.com/2015/01/social-media-pays-cogwa-calculated.html

http://asbereansdid.blogspot.com/2016/01/beyond-today-magazine-united-church-of.html