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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RE[6]: private info
by Soulbender on Tue 28th Jun 2011 19:22 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: private info"
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True. In this case crime is outright encouraged though which is different from robbing the local 7/11 or selling smack at school.

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RE[7]: private info - exploited maybe
by jabbotts on Thu 30th Jun 2011 16:37 in reply to "RE[6]: private info"
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I'd say Lulzsec's crimes are being esploited more than encouraged. People are taking the opertunity presented by the last month and a half's events and applying it to all sorts of agenda's. Some honorable, some benign, some profiteering.

I don't think honorable infosec folks makeing the best of the opertunity is the same as openly encouraging such behavior. Granted, those who are encouraging further criminal acts and irresponsible disclosures are equally as irresponsible.

Responsible disclosure could equally motivate big business to take it's customer's data more seriously if one is really in it to improve security.

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