'Hacker' security biz built on FBI snitches

    Date18 Jul 2002
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    2974
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    On Monday I reported a speech by Gweeds at H2K2, in which the grand hypocrisy of hackers weaseling their way from the scene to the mainstream by forming security outfits was denounced very nicely. A torrent of e-mail denouncing him soon followed, some of which I've posted here.. . . On Monday I reported a speech by Gweeds at H2K2, in which the grand hypocrisy of hackers weaseling their way from the scene to the mainstream by forming security outfits was denounced very nicely. A torrent of e-mail denouncing him soon followed, some of which I've posted here.

    Even I was attacked merely for reporting what he'd said. Suffice it to say that Gweeds has managed to piss off a large number of scene denizens past and present, though I suspect this is connected to his apparently athletic promiscuity: he's tied for second in the hacker sex chart v. 9.28, with 27 links. No doubt he's 0wned the wrong bitch from time to time, steadily adding to his enemies list.

    He also named names in the speech, in particular ISS, L0pht/@Stake and Sir Dystic, three prime examples of energetic blackhat pimping for venture capital and cushy jobs, Gweeds believes. In particular, he expressed a suspicion that L0pht/@Stake was somehow connected to NIPC (the National Infrastructure Protection Center), which may have helped the h4x0r glam rockers gain credibility and rise in profile among influential members of the federal bureaucracy. This connection also helped get Mudge a high-profile hacker-hysteria FUD session before Congress, he suspects.

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