[Esapi-user] OWASP Leadership/Occupy Wall Street
noloader at gmail.com
Sun Oct 16 19:30:29 EDT 2011
I'm very concerned that Thomas Ryan sits on the OWASP board. I clearly
don't condone spying on private citizens, [illegally?] accessing mail
servers, and participating in smear campaigns. Is this the sort of
leadership the project wants?
"Meet the Guy Who Snitched on Occupy Wall Street to the FBI and NYPD",
Since the Occupy Wall Street protest began on
September 17, New York security consultant
Thomas Ryan has been waging a campaign to
infiltrate and discredit the movement.
As part of their intelligence-gathering operation,
the [Ryan's] group gained access to a listserv used
by Occupy Wall Street organizers called
September17discuss... On Friday, Ryan leaked
thousands of September17discuss emails to
conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, who is now
using them to try to smear Occupy Wall Street as
an anarchist conspiracy to disrupt global markets.
Interestingly, it was Ryan who revealed himself as a snitch.
We learned of these emails from the archive Ryan leaked
yesterday in the hopes of undermining the Occupy Wall
Street movement. In assembling the archive of
September17discuss emails, it appears he accidentally
included some of his own forwarded emails indicating he
was ratting out organizers.
Ryan said he knows Loyd through their mutual involvement
in the Open Web Application Security Project, a non-profit
computer security group of which Ryan is a board member.
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