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Re: New Security Firm Takes on Cyber Crime

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Date: 23 Nov 2007 02:01:01 -0600
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"]|3inary |[-]|avoc" <> wrote:
> New cyber security firm in Cincinnati Ohio looks to take on the world
> of cyber crime. They offer an interesting menu of solutions and boast
> as being a "leader" in a new age of cyber threats. Datahack
> Technologies states that they are the worlds answer to rising online
> threats. My question is..... is this another security firm in the
> ocean of consultants, or is this the much needed hero of the day?? By
> the looks of it I would say its the latter... I am interested in
> finding out...

Are you a shill for them? Or are you (singular) them? It just seems odd someone would:

        o come out of the woodwork with essentially no usenet posting
          history  and 
        o post what looks like a press release in the form of a
          question, and 
        o do so from an InsightBB owned IP in Covington, KY (i.e. just
          across the river from Cincinnati), and 
        o from a gmail address that has only 1 other posting in
          recorded usenet history, which was posted from... hey look
          at that,!

Now, shill, spammer, self promotion, and ethics-of-shilling-own-business-pretending-to-be-someone-else issues aside...

I for one wouldn't be eager to trust a firm to do ethical hacking on my business that has a domain registered behind domainsbyproxy and doesn't have a physical address or any human names or even a phone number listed in their website contact information. When someone orders up ethical hacking on their business, unless they're a complete idiot, they should be seeking a high degree of comfort with the ethics of the hacker involved. So if you're new to this business (and welcome to the fray) you might wanna think about this smokescreen from a marketing perspective. When "Who We Are" on your web page really says nothing but weasel words that trigger buzzword bingo, it may send folks looking in the other direction.

Your menu of solutions is no different than that of more trustworthy types such as ISS, Verisign, Symantec, and a bevy of other smaller fish who have a more recognizeable blip on the infosec radar, and who aren't so evasive about their identity. And who aren't engaging in ethically questionable promotion strategies such as shilling themselves on usenet newsgroups pretending to be some person randomly interested in a security company no one has heard of.

KD Received on Fri Nov 23 2007 - 02:01:01 CST

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