Linked by David Adams on Tue 28th Jun 2011 15:35 UTC, submitted by HAL2001
Privacy, Security, Encryption In an unexpected move for a security company, SecurEnvoy today said that cyber break-ins and advanced malware incidents, such as the recent DDoS attack by LulzSec, should actually be welcomed and their initiators applauded. The company's CTO Andy Kemshall said: "I firmly believe that the media attention LulzSec’s DDoS attack has recently received is deserving. It’s thanks to these guys, who’re exposing the blase attitudes of government and businesses without any personal financial gain, that will make a difference in the long term to the security being put in place to protect our own personal data!"
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private info
by jack_perry on Tue 28th Jun 2011 17:06 UTC
jack_perry
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2005-07-06

If all they had done was to show weaknesses, then fine. But they also posted private info gleaned from databases, things like passwords, emails, & such -- not the worst they could do, for sure, but still a nontrivial tick upward on the creep-o-meter.

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RE: private info
by Neolander on Tue 28th Jun 2011 17:52 in reply to "private info"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

More creepiness = more money for security companies. Their whole business is based on fear and distrust, after all...

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Kind of like nuclear weapon engineering, in fact.

Edited 2011-06-28 17:52 UTC

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RE[2]: private info
by Soulbender on Tue 28th Jun 2011 17:55 in reply to "RE: private info"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

makes you wonder who might have really been behind lulz, doesn't it.

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