Security researcher Chris John Riley has decided to respond to death threats and lawsuits from Georgia security consultancy Ligatt and its proprietor Gregory Evans, but not in kind. Instead he’s written and recorded a rap song:
A number of new Twitter accounts spawned today, all tweeting positively about the disgraced security firm LIGATT security (plagiarism, threats, stock manipulation), responding to actual security professionals, and all using avatars that are easily attributable to other web sites.
Readers of Yahoo Finance were treated to the following wackadoo press release on Friday: National Cyber Security Uncovers Racism Within the Computer Security Industry.
How did one of these men come to threaten the lives of the other and his family?
Say what you will about LIGATT security, the publicly traded (around 0.0004) Georgia company headed by self styled security expert and convicted felon (federal conspiracy and wire fraud) Gregory Evans: they are responsible for what might be the greatest information security commercial ever created. As you can see, the protagonist is down on his luck, [...]
Richard “Bo” Dietl lost his guns. The former NYPD Detective and media contributor on Fox News and the Don Imus show, founder of Beau Dietl & Associates, subject of a film where he was played by Stephen Baldwin, and Chairman of the New York State Security Guard Advisory Council was featured on Jon Stewart’s show for being himself burglarized. What’s funny is that his description of what happened, particularly his focus on the security measures he had in place but that weren’t used, follow the well worn pattern of responses one typically hears after an information security breach (but we were PCI compliant, we had IDS in place, it was a sophisticated attacker, everyone gets hacked, and so forth).