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Re: ACM.ORG data leak still there 4 days after announcing to CEO John White
From: Benji <me () b3nji com>
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 19:33:47 +0000

I have a question..

I get the idea you've extracted the whole database, or as much as you can,
and you have approached the company? Im confused as to why you'd attract the
attention to yourself when you've broken quite a few laws. Sure, you can say
you havent given them any information, but your twitter photo is a photo of
you (I'm assuming), it doesnt give the feeling that your personal
information would be very hard to obtain or that you're particuarly bothered
about hiding your identity/any personal info ?

Why are you so sure, that after posting a screenshot of their members
addresses etc, that they wont turn on you and just go "dear sir, here's a
lawsuit, your move" ?

On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 5:07 PM, the hacker <info () the-hacker info> wrote:

 4 days since I informed ACM's CEO John White of the severe data leak on
acm.org - but the leak has not been fixed

26 hour after contacting ACM and 2 hours after a reminder to the CEO I got
an email from ACM member services:

"Thank you for pointing out the security issues you located on acm.org. We
are in the process of updating these security issues."

But that was 3 days ago and nothing has changed - they did not even ask me
where the leak is!

as stated before full postal and email address data can be extracted from a
database & also overwritten

I'm going to write CEO Mr. White again and attach a sample of 2500
extracted addresses & send it to some CC's

Its weird, I mean this company is not selling flowers, ACM states on its
website that " ACM is an educational and scientific society uniting the
world's computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire
dialogue, share resources and address the field's challenges. ACM
strengthens the profession's collective voice through strong leadership,
promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence.
ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing
opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional
networking."

so where is technical excellence here???

details & screenshot of extracted data on http://www.the-hacker-news.com/

follow this on http://twitter.com/_the_hacker_

the hacker

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