TO: Leo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
FROM: Blackshirt <email@example.com>
SUBJECT: Pneumatic Oil has been clinically proven to alleviate stress, anxiety, chronic pain, arthritis, pneumania
Leo – you have a lot of email addies. I think this one will get through but not be one that a lot of people are monitoring. I hope so.
This embedded link will take you to an encrypted video file on my server. Your password is the last name of that professor in that anime you told me I had to watch. (Sorry, didn’t watch it, just IMDbed it.)
Anyway – if you’re getting this, it’s because I didn’t stop the timer on email in seven days from when I’m writing this. That’s either because I forgot about it (and I have reminders set), or because I’m dead or in prison or something equally not good.
I didn’t want to share this immediately because, well, I don’t know what I want to do about it, except find out more. But in case having it means someone decided to stop me doing so (like, maybe, the guys who are shooting, or maybe the guys who came up with the story that we all think was true about what this is a picture of, or maybe someone else, because I am getting really paranoid thinking about it (frex, any of the visible particiapnts in the video, or maybe all of them), then I think it’s important that someone knows.
You’re borderline paranoid, Leo, because they really are out to get you. I figure if anyone can puzzle this out – and maybe do something about it (what?), it’s you. I leave it up to you – I trust your judgment, which sounds crazy, but you’re a guy who’s not afraid to act on what he believes is right, and that’s just what I need.
You might want to download the file, but I trust your security-fu, too.
If this got to you, then Harry also got a copy. Don’t let him play it too safe about it, okay? Unless you think it’s the right safe thing to do, too.
Someone else will get it in 7 more days. I don’t think they’ll do anything public with it, but they might reach out to you. Only person I can think of more paranoid than you. The password is “Balam”.
Thanks, Leo. Glad I met you.
“Blackshirt” (because who knows what strings someone has Google searching for, or even QFind, though nobody uses that even here)
author: *** Dave H.