A hacker’s goal is to infiltrate and access the very private information of an individual, corporation, or government agency. Some of these men and women do it for monetary gain, a political goal, or simply to cause chaos and pain to innocent people.The man fought a long history of drug and substance abuse. This stemmed from a childhood where he was sexually abused by a man from the age of 7 to 13.
The couple had three children together in addition to three kids Bennington’s previous relationships. Bennington often spoke of his adoration for his wife.
She was a school teacher and model prior to marrying Bennington and raising a family together. Despite their love for each other, Bennington struggled to fight off his demons.
The grieving widow had excused herself from social media since her husband’s death. Both fans and music journalists alike were hoping for a statement from Bentley.
One claimed he didn’t actually hang himself but was already dead. This was followed by another claiming she never loved the frontman but was with him for the money.
Shortly after their wedding the couple were cyberstalked. The culprit had gained access to the couple’s social security numbers, phones, and emails.
The first read “I’m very happy for you and Chester” followed up with a link to Bennington’s ex-wife website. A month later one of the couple’s friend who dated Bentley said he had gotten an email about them dating.
“I know you’re going through a hard time being alone,” it read. “My thoughts and prayers are with you.” That escalated to non-stop phone calls in the middle of the night.
Friends were calling the couple at home saying they were getting odd emails from them. Their password to their eBay account had been changed and PayPal notified them that someone was trying to change their password.
Dimitrelos is a former Secret Service’s Technical Security Division who worked both for Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. He tracked down the person behind the cyberstalking, an employee of Sandia National Laboratories, one of the Department of Energy’s three nuclear weapons research facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
She was a single mom with an infant son living with her own mother. Ironically, when she was interviewed by Dimitrelos, the woman was wearing a Linkin Park hoodie.
In a Wire interview, Bennington said that the woman who terrorized him and his family made him change his passwords. After the incident, they he made them long strings of random letters and numbers.
In addition to losing her husband, Bentley is dealing with a new cyberstalker. One of the messages on Twitter claimed the widow revealing she was having an affair with Mike Shinoda.
He provides the rap vocals. He was one of the co-founders of Linkin Park. In an interview with Radio.com, Shinoda spoke how his band member took the death of Soundgarden’s singer Chris Cornell.
A press release announced Linkin Park has cancelled their North American tour. The tour was set to begin on Thursday July 27, 2017.
Bennington was the godfather to Cornell’s 11-year-old son. In fact, Bennington sang at Cornell’s funeral. He gave a heartfelt rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”
Ryan Seacrest, Jimmy Kimmel, Justin Timberlake, and Joss Whedon are just some of the celebrities who have shared their grief with fans. The band filmed Carpool Karaoke: The Series a week before Bennington’s passing.
This individual or persons took the opportunity to engage in crude posts. Linkin Park’s label, Warner Brothers Records, told USA Today the breach “is being dealt with.”
“We took care of it. @TalindaB, our sincerest condolences,” their tweet reads. The posts have been removed from Bentley’s wife Twitter feed.
It translates to “secretly faithful.” Bentley has not made any announcements regarding her husband’s death.
She was with her daughter and another girl. It is not known who the other girl was.
The somber former Playboy model wore a simple blue tee shirt along with black leggings
It is unclear where Bentley and her kids are staying at. TMZ reported that Bennington was home alone when he took his own life.
In a social media question from a fan, Bennington is asked what is the first thing he looks for in a woman. Without missing a beat, the singer replied “The first thing I look for…Is she Talinda? If not then I keep looking for Talinda.”