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[ISN] Certified Ethical Hacker Ankit Fadia Hacked by TGH

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Date: Wed Jan 11 2012 - 10:34:20 GMT
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http://news.softpedia.com/news/Certified-Ethical-Hacker-Ankit-Fadia-Hacked-by-TGH-245677.shtml

[Its a BADTHING(tm) when a security professional has their personal site
popped and their information posted to Pastebin, but for author /
plagiarist Ankit Fadia, its happened (with this most recent attack), at
least FIVE times. Security Industry Errata has a page here:
http://securityerrata.org/errata/charlatan/ankit_fadia/

It should also be pointed out that Ankit Fadia offers his own brand of
certified ethical hacker classes at 6999 Indian Rupees with his own page
touting that graduates of this class can make upwards of $70K a year
overseas. I have to wonder how many of his 15,000+ graduates had to
scrape or sell everything with the dream of making that kind of money,
only to get laughed out of a job interview? :( - WK]

By Eduard Kovacs
Softpedia
January 10th, 2012

Members of Teamgreyhat (TGH) managed to breach the website of India’s
most famous self-proclaimed ethical hacker, Ankit Fadia.

Ankit Fadia offers Ankit Fadia Certified Ethical Hacker (AFCEH)
certificates to those who take his courses on ethical hacking, where he
gives lectures on security tools, techniques and methods.

The hackers that allegedly breached his website claim that the
“world-renowned Computer Security Guru” doesn’t secure his website,
allowing them to obtain sensitive database data, including passwords and
student details.

“In short this kiddy has not only foolished innocent people also media
and many big authorities. This Lamar is running a security training
called AFCEH. ankit faida certified....my question is when and from
where you get your certificate???” the hackers write in their statement.

[...]

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