Followup July 28, 2006

Fugitive has opened his/her/its mouth again with the following gems:

Mr. Blankenship's theft of my husband's work goes back to a piece written following the infamous hacker crackdown known as "Sundowner."

If he/she/it could read, they'd know that the Conscience of a Hacker was written in 1986, waaaaaay before the "hacker crackdown". BTW, it's "Sundevil", not "Sundowner."

However, one individual, perhaps spared due to his young age at the time, was never charged

I was 25 at the time, not an age at which the feds are likely to just say "youthful indescretion."

Most recent occurance was at a lecture at MIT on computer security

Ummm, I've never lectured at MIT. I'm waiting with baited breath to see the details on this one...

Summary: As I've said before ask Knight Lightning and Taran King, publishers of Phrack (where it first appeared, *long* before Operation Sundevil) where they got the manifesto. Hint: It wasn't from Patrick.

Original Entry

Hi there, folks from Everything2, especially fugitive247.

I hate to disappoint you, but I really was never in L0pht. And, in spite of whatever delusions fugitive247 is under, he/she/it isn't my wife...

There are two possibilities:

1) Fugitive247 is married to someone who, for whatever reason, has convincingly lied to her claiming to be The Mentor. It wouldn't be the first time someone else has claimed credit for the Manifesto, and I'm sure it won't be the last.
2) Fugitive247 is crazy.

Note that these are *not* mutually exclusive.

So I guess you can believe that I somehow conned everyone at H2K2, including LOD members who had known me for 20+ years (there's even a video of me reading the Manifesto), or you can believe the truth (see options #1 and #2 above).

And fugitive, if #1 is true, I'm sorry -- you're in a relationship with a pathological liar.

If you want an authoritative answer on who wrote it, get it from Knight Lightning or Taran King, the guys who published Phrack, where it first appeared. We met in St. Louis for SummerCons, they know the real deal.