Note: Partially redacted after polite mail on Aug 17, 2011 asking to remove.


Ergon

In reference to the Apr 1, 2005 Hoax, one of the files included was a list of current CISSP's from the ISC^2 web site. The method for obscuring the information on their list was basically non existant and took less than 1 minute to download. This is of course a small embarassment for a security outfit.

If you feel that "General" has violated the ISC^2 Code of Ethics, you can file a complaint. Of course, the steps involved are extremely lengthy and discourage any such complaints.

From: General (general[at]redacted)
To: jericho[at]attrition.org
Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 17:54:50 -0600
Subject: Please remove my email address from your site.

You are being requested to remove my email address from your site.
 
I have not given permission to you to post my email address. 
 
Since you have posted it I have started to receive SPAM msgs.
 
Legal action will be pursued if my email address isn't removed immediately.
 
- General
 
PS: google for general[at]redacted and you will find that your site is 
the only site that has my email address..
 
I live in denver, I know where you live, just me I can make your life difficult.


From: security curmudgeon (jericho[at]attrition.org)
To: General (general[at]redacted)
Cc: "Dorsey Morrow, CISSP" (dmorrow[at]isc2.org), 
    Jay Dyson (jdyson[at]treachery.net), 
    Josh (lucid[at]unixgeeks.org),
    ajrez (aj[at]reznor.com)
Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 20:47:44 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: Please remove my email address from your site.


Hi General,

: You are being requested to remove my email address from your site.
:  
: I have not given permission to you to post my email address. 
:  
: Since you have posted it I have started to receive SPAM msgs.
:  
: Legal action will be pursued if my email address isn't removed immediately.

Actually I don't need permission to post an e-mail address. I am not 
violating any law in doing so. If you feel this is incorrect, please quote 
the relevant law and/or case law that suggests my action is illegal.

Further, now that you have mailed me, I will be including this on the 
Going Postal section of Attrition, specifically the "Wrath of the 
Impotent" section, for legal threats. 

: - General
:
:  I live in denver, I know where you live, just me I can make your life 
: difficult.

Until this line, you were doing well and I likely would have removed your 
address as requested. Now, not a chance in hell. Further, I am CC'ing 
Dorsey Morrow, legal staff for ISC2 to make sure they are aware that one 
of their CISSPs has resorted to threats such as this, which violate the 
CISSP code of ethics. 

Jericho

ps: http://attrition.org/postal/z/legal/general/



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