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From: Ed Carp (ercpobox.com)
Date: Sun Jun 20 2010 - 21:51:39 CDT
Lamo is a sociopathic asshole and a consummate liar. Why anyone would
want to trust anything that comes out of his mouth (and Poulson, too,
for that matter) is beyond me. There's a reason most companies won't
hire convicted felons - most of them are self-absorbed liars who will
do anything for attention (like Lamo).
Making Lamo's conduct even worse is that it appears he reported
Manning for no reason other than a desire for some trivial media
attention. Jacob Appelbaum, a well-known hacker of the Tor Project
who has known Lamo for years, said that Lamo's "only concern" has
always been "getting publicity for Adrian." Indeed, Lamo's modus
operandi as a hacker was primitive hacking aimed at high-profile
companies that he'd then use Poulsen to publicize. As Appelbaum put
it: "if this situation really fell into Adrian's lap, his first and
only thought would have been: how can I turn this to my advantage?
He basically destroyed a 22-year-old's life in order to get his name
mentioned on the Wired.com blog."
What an asshole.
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