Re: Another day at the office....
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Steve" <lv_steve1199@...>
>I normally don't do press.... And I thought that my name would not
> Congratulations Rick!
> Some great PR, gets people thinking....
> Is the writer on your payroll <grin>
even come up in the article. I did talk with the reporter by phone,
but I thought he said that my name would not show up in the article,
maybe he didn't?
So, I thought nothing of the very brief interview. Surprisingly I
found out about the article, when a person unknown to me sent me an
email mentioning the article, and graciously offering his assistance
to me on this case.
I was misquoted a tiny bit.. I never used the term "sophisticated
hacker". As a matter of fact, I mentioned how easy it is these days
to obtain certain tools from the Internet that make "hacking" easier,
and give the user a GUI nowadays, as opposed to the days of command
line "hacking". I also mentioned that email interception and email
account breaches are actually fairly common these days. I actually
work quite a few of these types of cases, hence the "Another day at
the office", and most of them are just simple things like weak
passwords, unsecured wireless networks, cross-site scripting
exploits, and buffer overflows. Anyone with a little knowledge of
computers can research these types of attacks, download the right
tools, and they are off to the races. Metasploit is a good proof of
I would think, having said these things, one would think that I was
indicating that the chances are that this was NOT a "sophisticated
hack"... But, I am sure that there was a touch of sensationalism in
there, and that is the reporter just doing his job..
And I personally think that the reporter did a good job overall. Not
to mention that the attorney is actually a very nice person, and a
real compassionate individual, that has been placed in a very
uncomfortable position over an email exchange that was supposed to be
a private and confidential communication between him and his wife.
Ohh, and if I could afford a PR person Steve, I'd get someone that is
as good with words as you. LOL.