How to become the world's No. 1 hacker/plagiarist
June 15, 2010 7:03 PM   Subscribe

Cyber security consultant & self-styled “innovator, leader & visionary” Greg Evans has just written & self-published a book titled How To Become The Worlds No. 1 Hacker. Or did he? His company, LIGATT Security International, counts Philips Arena, the NBA Atlanta Hawks and the NHL Atlanta Thrashers among its clients. Or does it?
posted by scalefree (15 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
> In the parts of the book where the author attempts to write original text, it’s ripe with various errors.

Well, at least he used the right "it's".
posted by Horace Rumpole at 7:12 PM on June 15, 2010 [1 favorite]

I really don't get how people think they can get away with cut-n-paste jobs in the age of Google.
posted by Nelson at 7:20 PM on June 15, 2010

Dude prolly got a trophy from the NSF, too.
posted by darkstar at 7:35 PM on June 15, 2010

"it’s ripe with various errors."

posted by crunchland at 7:35 PM on June 15, 2010 [4 favorites]

people who live in glass houses... something, something, something.
posted by HuronBob at 7:36 PM on June 15, 2010

Oh good grief. This dumb bastard has been getting raked over the coals on Twitter for a while. The stuff I've been seeing from there is starting to look like a lesson in just how far you can take clueless hubris. At some point I half expect that someone's just going to pop up and say "ha ha, thanks for being a part of my performance art project".

Of course, LIGATT just bought a billboard near my office to spout his claims of being the "world's #1 hacker", so if that is the case, it's starting to become a damn expensive art project.
posted by deadmessenger at 7:39 PM on June 15, 2010 [1 favorite]

More goodies.
posted by white_devil at 7:40 PM on June 15, 2010 [1 favorite]

Pretty hard to sympathize with a guy who brags about an affiliation with the Thrashers.
posted by mannequito at 7:53 PM on June 15, 2010

From the video at the bottom of the bio:
"You don't have to be a computer security expert, or an IT manager, or even really have a big knowledge of security and computers. You can be like Joe the Plumber."
I have a feeling Joe the Plumber may know more about security than a whole lot of IT Managers.
posted by griphus at 8:00 PM on June 15, 2010

Dude prolly got a trophy from the NSF, too.

Well, that ain't hard. I got a huge Non-Sufficient Funds lifetime achievement award, and I have no doubt this guy is on the fast-track to being graced with the same honour.
posted by "Elbows" O'Donoghue at 8:05 PM on June 15, 2010 [1 favorite]

Greg Evans, your head is extraordinarily shiny. You have that thing smogged, ese?
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 8:13 PM on June 15, 2010

Bruce Schneier found the guy entertaining, too.
posted by dansdata at 8:32 PM on June 15, 2010

He lists Ludacris among his clients. I can only hope that the work involved securing Luda's ho/area code database.
posted by DecemberBoy at 9:52 PM on June 15, 2010 [5 favorites]

I find myself looking at this and knowing it is funny, but wishing Mutant was here to explain all the subtle humor.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 10:24 PM on June 15, 2010 [1 favorite]

I'm very tired, so it took several reads to figure out that this wasn't the guy from My Two Dads and Tekwar. I'm kinda disappointed.
posted by khaibit at 9:18 AM on June 16, 2010

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