On October 30 , my comrade from Popehat, Ken, received an e-mail from Craig Brittain with an originating IP address of 18.104.22.168.
Today, I received an e-mail from “David Blade, Attorney at Law” originating from the IP address 22.214.171.124.
For both e-mails, the next step in the message’s journey, Google’s mail servers, was IP address 126.96.36.199.
Turning back to address 188.8.131.52: This IP address is serviced by Comcast Cable, and originates in Colorado Springs. You can check it yourself at this site. If you’re willing to take my word for it, here’s a map:
I am certain this isn’t a Tor node or other proxy server. Maybe Mr.
Blade Brittain is stealing some elderly neighbor’s wifi. But, in any event, I think we’ve solved the great David Blade identity mystery.