From: Sheri Moreau <akindofmagickat_private> [Is the U.S. Govt that hard up for consultants that its hiring 16 year old former defacers to work as intelligence consultants in information security? - WK] William, Not to pick any bones, but.. it's a lot cheaper to hire a consultant in India to work in India than it is to hire an American and get him to go live in India... it amazed me when I worked in Silicon Valley just how many companies are jobbing out work over there cuz it's so cheap (and soooo insecure!!). Without knowing any more than what the article said, this kid seems to have done one defacement two years ago (forgiveable for a 14 year old), admitted it concurrently with the defacement and suggested the defaced site improve their security, and then written a book that MACMILLAN for heaven's sake, saw fit to publish a year later. The un-named "US Government agency" he works for could be any civilian agency with a contract to the US government, ya know... the moniker is often a matter of semantics when it comes to the media. Could be Lockheed or Intel or anyone... - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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