Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 17:56:25 -0600 (MDT)
From: Modify <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Subject: Rebuttal
3) I agree with Martin that there is no similarity between
the "Jericho" logo he used to run on his old web site
Sekurity.org and the Hacking for Girliez logo. However, a few
months before the Girliez's rampage began, in a Def Con logo
contest, Cancer Omega (COmega in the Vanity Fair story) submitted
a logo that was remarkably similar to the Girliez's logo. Martin
currently hosts Cancer Omega's web site. Why did Burrough fail
to present this far more compelling evidence?
/* Actually, the art work for Def Con was up for a while and
people saw it. What if HFG put up the white hat that you took
from Redhat and made white... would that make you guilty? Also,
you fail to remember that you too were a suspect my friend :)
I just don't think you can base Comega being involved on an image
only.. they can be altered...*/
Carolyn replies: Touche, Modify.
I have to agree with you. Even that correlation of images is
far from being evidence tying Cancer Omega (and by guilt by association,
Martin) to the Hacking for Girliez crime spree.
5) Burrough casts doubt on whether Martin ever took part in
training seminars for the FBI and other Federal Agencies. It
is true and easily provable that Martin participated in several
of these seminars, which were run by Fred Villella. However,
these seminars also featured Martin's former roommate and well-known
hoaxster Se7en, so their technical value is questionable.
/* Actually, I had worked in the same arena as Martin with
NDI so I know for a fact that he did teach technical seminars
to federal law enforcement as did a lot of NDI associates. As
far as technical value of the classes I can point you to several
references if need be.*/
"You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing
the means he uses to frighten you..."
Carolyn replies: According to many
news reports, Se7en claimed Modify was his partner in hacking
the web sites of pedophiles, which turned out to be a media hoax.