Buckinghamshire CC ANPR cameras

Brian Morrison bdm at fenrir.org.uk
Wed Jan 11 11:18:04 GMT 2012

On Wed, 11 Jan 2012 08:27:02 +0000
Mark Lomas <ukcrypto at absent-minded.com> wrote:

> I remember a police officer explaining the investigation of a kidnapping.
> The kidnappers used a PAYG phone that was only switched on while making
> ransom calls, never used to call any other phones, and taken to a new
> location each time it was used. Consequently neither an intercept nor
> traffic analysis would reveal information the police didn't already have.
> Instead the police took the lists of all other phones in the same cells at
> the times of the calls (the data James mentioned) and looked for phones
> that were nearby on more than one occasion.

So the disciplined kidnapper needs to ensure that any personal phones
are switched off and that they have a number of other PAYG phones to
use for other calls which they dispose of carefully after use and
have only topped up with cash at places without CCTV.


Brian Morrison

bdm at fenrir dot org dot uk

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