[Owasp-board] LivingSocial

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Fri Apr 26 23:41:00 UTC 2013

LivingSocial just got hacking and the @AppSecUSA Twitter account just called them out on social media. And the @owasp account retweeted it (not from me).

This is absolutely and positively unacceptable from official OWASP accounts. LivingSocial is an OWASP sponsor and provides the OWASP Northern Virginia chapter with a physical location for chapter meetings. And even if they were not sponsors, OWASP should never be trying to call our or shame folks who get hacked. It's trashy at best.

Who runs this account and what were you thinking? Or more like, you were not thinking. Why would OWASP ever officially try to call someone out after they were hacked?

I'm fairly sure this was Tom Brennan. Can we please have someone more sensible and responsible managing official OWASP communication? This is not the first time...

Jim Manico
OWASP Board Member

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: ??
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:36:35 -0400
From: Jack Mannino <jack at nvisiumsecurity.com>
To: Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org>

Wtf is this shit? They generously give my chapter an awesome space to use every month, and Mike McCabe (promoted to Ken's job after he came to work for me) serves on the NoVa chapter board with me. I have no clue who posted that, but that's a good way to get a solid sponsor to say fuck you to us.


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