Connecticut Nerds Report CSAM
A suspected cyber-criminal has been placed under arrest in Connecticut following a tip-off from workers at a computer repair store.
Technicians at Guildford-based company Nerds To Go called the cops after allegedly detecting illegal images and videos on a computer belonging to 67-year-old Anthony Bruno of East Haven, Connecticut.
Bruno had brought his device into the locally owned and operated computer repair and IT support company in June 2021, because he had been unable to turn it on.
According to an affidavit written about the case by Officer Cassandra Lall, the technicians tested the device and transferred the files stored on it onto a separate hard drive. They then reinstalled the computer’s Windows operating system and moved the files back onto Bruno’s device.
In keeping with the Nerds To Go protocol, one of the technicians opened a few of the moved files to ensure that they had been transferred back onto the customer’s device without being corrupted.
In the affidavit, Lall wrote that “once the computer was powered back on, he [the technician] observed a file on the ‘Desktop’ that was titled ‘Funtimes Folder Copy’ that contained a video or MP4 file. The file had a thumbnail