[ISN] Re: Judge rebukes 'World's No. 1 Hacker'

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2011 01:51:33 -0600 (CST)

[A little more on Gregory D. Evans / LIGATT Security as it seems there's 
never a dull moment with this saga. It appears Greg Evans' Twitter 
account was hacked with this message. 'It's my birthday, so I thought 
I'd "air" on the side of transparency: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=3k8jrMJn '  - WK]

> By Dan Goodin in San Francisco
> The Register
> 31st January 2011
> [More backround on Gregory D. Evans / LIGATT Security from Attrition.org 
> http://attrition.org/errata/charlatan/gregory_evans/   - WK]
> A judge in Georgia has scolded a controversial security figure for 
> improperly subpoenaing Yahoo! and Twitter in an attempt to get user 
> names and passwords belonging to some 25 researchers.
> Gregory D. Evans, CEO of Ligatt Security and the self-proclaimed 
> "World's No. 1 Hacker", sought the the highly personal information in a 
> lawsuit he brought last year accusing the researchers of bashing his 
> company's penny stock. Over the past year, shares have fallen from about 
> $2.80 to $0.0004, public information shows. Most of that precipitous 
> drop happened prior to claims that surfaced in June that huge chunks of 
> an e-book purportedly written by Evans were lifted from other hacking 
> manuals without the original authors' permission.
> The suit named Chris John Riley, Ben Rothke, and other security 
> professionals who publicly claimed their works were plagiarized. Shortly 
> after it was filed, attorneys for Evans subpoenaed Yahoo! and Twitter 
> for information that included the defendants' usernames, passwords, 
> emails sent and received, and blog postings. Last week, the judge 
> hearing the case squashed the subpoenas and said they violated several 
> provisions of Georgia law.


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