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They didn't

break any encryption or software in this case.

Similar to the reason "Dread Pirate Roberts" the Silk Road operator got caught was not due to tracking Bitcoin or breaking Tor. They caught him using old fashioned police work (he left prior forum posts that linked his identity). If you read the article you'll see Harvard SAW that the suspect entered the Tor network using Harvard's wireless network in the time leading up to the threatening emails, that's what put investigators on his heels.

You have to KNOW HOW TO USE the technology I mentioned correctly. I should have probably said that, but when you do it works.