WHOA! CNN Blackmailer Might Be a Serial Doxxer, Using Phishing Tactics

Andrew Kaczynski

The CNN blackmailer who threatened to out the Trump WWE reddit user if he didn’t obey, might be using a tracking system to extract peoples’ personal information. CNN has denied it and presented a case in defense. However, Media Equalizer reported the accusation and they stand by the story. Read on.

CNN’s blackmailer-in-residence Andrew Kaczynski is accused of being a serial doxxer by Melanie Morgan via her conservative website, Media Equalizer. She believes Kaczynski might be using a phishing tactic to get private information on people.

How the story went down

A recent email exchange between Kaczynski and an anonymous conservative group appears to have included just such a bug. A phishing bug can be used to determine IP address, location, and other identifying information.

The email sent by Kaczynski professed interest in a recent scoop the website had but the conservatives questioned his sincerity and spotted the bug.

They said Kaczynski attempted to slip the web bug into the email conversation to obtain the recipient’s data.

If true, this would add a whole new dimension to Kaczynski and how he might have obtained the personal information of the reddit user. If he did use a bug to locate the person, that is clearly unethical, possibly illegal.

Kaczynski, author of the K-file on CNN, claims he obtained the man’s information from a Facebook search.

According to Media Equalizer, the web bug that Kaczynski uses, MailTrack.io, is based in Spain. It determines if links are clicked, but it also provides metadata, including the IP address, location, computer used, and more. It can be used to narrow down identities.

It’s possible he and CNN use this tool legitimately to only determine if the recipient has opened the email, Ms. Morgan said.

However, Kaczynski has a history of being a ruthless guy who sets himself up as the moral arbiter of others’ speech. He’s also a dirty tricks guy for CNN and was hired for that purpose.

CNN and Kaczynski say the accusation is false and they want the story retracted

CNN and Kaczynski said there is no way to get the IP address and other info. Kaczynski wants the story retracted and claims he is receiving death threats.

Brian Stelter posted an article on Medium condemning the Media Equalizer article with an explanation of how google protects the personal metadata.

Google has been tracking us for years and it’s hard to believe they are protecting anything, but that being said, CNN says they do.

Media Equalizer refuses to retract and stands by the accusation

Media Equalizer will not retract the story and has contradicted the Stelter argument that google does not share that info. They say the limitations Stelter speaks of only apply to google.

Conservative reporter Jack Posobiec agrees with Media Equalizer.

The final word from CNN

What we know in general

This is what we know here at the Sentinel. It really depends on what took the image and the format the metadata is in. You can use scripts to extract the information present relatively easily.

If there is metadata in images, you can pinpoint a person’s exact location. Some devices were attracting GPS coordinates to the images’ metadata which is why Facebook started removing metadata tags during upload.

Also, some sites can embed metadata that contain the IP when uploading. It’s extremely easy to extract metadata.

The only way to tell is to take a raw image CNN uses from google and try to extract the metadata.

People need to set their iPhones to remove all metadata from images and don’t tag if you want to remain anonymous.




  1. Are CNN and Kaczynski trying to convince us this cannot be done. Well, this technique began Years ago with what is called Steganography and originally was done with .bmp files. It has since migrated to other image files. This is the method terrorists have been using to communicate messages.

    Since data can be embedded into an image file it is no different for “code” to also be embedded. Since this code is nothing but a Scripting language it runs the same as any executable program.

    Anyone who deals in Internet advertising, such as CNN, obviously KNOWS by accessing a website it reveals an IP address. THIS is how the targeting ads work. You will see ads specific to your own location. An IP address is necessary for TCP/IP communications to even work. The data, e.g. a webpage, transmits data Between the two addresses not unlike a mailman drops the mail into the address on the envelope.

    I’ve stated before, because of these and many other concerns I do NOT allow ANY scripting when visiting websites. Of course some are so script intensive it is nearly impossible to view and thus will not view them. With others I can Inspect the code Elements and delete the scripting one and then view the page. It’s more cumbersome. For example, this site has about twenty scripts from different locations and are all blocked here. A person will find by enabling one script it will bring in dozens more. There are sites with hundreds of scripts from dozens of locations.

    If we want to put an end to all these Cybersecurity threats then we should return to the early days when only passive code was used. It’s one thing to use Server Side Scripting but the Client side should be eliminated.

  2. Greg,

    Thank you for this information, I wish I understood all of it, but the part I do get does help.

    I should try to read on what those terms mean.

    and for and what it is worth, when I started visiting this site everything was normal…then after I posted a few anti-liberal comments, the appearance of this site changed, sometimes I was getting a blank page….

    I have read somewhere that a sign spyware or malware has been installed is that pages look different than before…

    I have always been convinced the left was spying on us, and even though I m no one, not rich, not connected, not involved in anything, just a man with strong opinions…i am sure my anti-left opinions have made a few leftists dig further to try to find out who I am.

    here is an example, a few years ago I posted something at Mother Jones that was anti-left and a couple days later facebook told me someone in California had managed to enter my facebook page…I live in quebec Canada and don t know anyone in California…it must have been someone from Mother jones

    they wanted to know who I was…they must have been very disapointed because I am absolutely no one…

    the left have people at every level…who can spy on us or do us harm….remember Joe The PLumber who had dared said the opposite of Obama? A black woman working for the gove rnment had “hacked“his tax file and had made information public to try and hurt Joe The PLumber

    I saw it as a sign of what was going to happen with Obama in charge , I could not predict Obama would use the IRS to intimidate right wing groups nor that he would listen t ANgela Merkel`s conversation or Trump`s converations, but I was sure under Obama all sorts of dirty tricks would be used

    Of coure there are people on the right who do bad thing, but in thi day nd age the left is the worse of the two…it seems nothing is too low for them.

    • That is really awful, isn’t it? I’m going to a new company and new server tomorrow that has intense security. I’m hoping that will add more layers of protection. Someone hacked me last year but I hire people to extract the malware or whatever they put in.

      The left is the worst. They’re very nasty. The right has their loons too, but I’ve never seen anything like these leftists.

      • the only suspect was the site Mother jones because it was the only liberal site I posted comments at…all my other comments were at conservative sites…and I had never had my facebook page hacked until I paid a visit to Mother Jones and posted an anti-liberal comment

        I understand what I am saying would be rejected in court as it is not proof it was them ( althoug facebook could have seen the IP address and would have been able to tell who it was ) but who else would have done that to me?

        on conservative sites I had no enemies…then I tried posting a conservative opinion at Mother jones and then BAM! my facebook page was hacked!

        and that was the only time anyone has ever hacked anything of mine ( that I know of… maybe they now can hack without me knowing it? )

        The tactics of the left are the same they pretend to hate…they are like Stalin and other tyrants like him…from spying on regular citizens or intimidating them to rewriting history or having the media publish propaganda…the left is very ” Stalinesque”

        Of course there are bad people on the right, but in this day and age the left is the establishment, they have people everywhere…in the government, in the FBI, CIA, NSA etc etc…in the media, in education they have judges…etc etc…they have far more power even when they are not in the white house

        it is the same in Canada…when we elect a conservative prime minister…the entire system is against him, judges, the media, government employees etc etc…it is hard to get anything done when you work inside enemy lines…

        but I think the ” fortress” of the left is starting to crack…the walls are starting to crumble…there is hope this “hegemony” will lose some strenght…Trump was the best thing that could happen not only to Americans but to the rest of the world!…every non-liberal on the planet is more hopeful now that Trump is there!!
        not that Trump will solve all our probems, he is only human…but he gives us hope that the left can be defeated, that the corrupt system can be beat

        as a commenter said on another site Trump opened a breach in which other will go trough…like a hole in the fortress of the left …and now we can go in an defeat those tyranical “Stalinesque ” leftists suppressing our dissent!

        Trump is far from perfect but he is an inspiration.( if that is good English )

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