Information Security Media Group and a Journalist’s unethical article tries to silence stalking victims exercising their right to a “fair hearing”.

Media gets in the way of the court system bypassing any fair hearing to silence victims who have a human right to stop cyberstalking.

This article is in response to the highly misleading and deceptive article written by Jeremy Kirk and purportedly “investigated” (wondering what investigation Qualifications he holds) which makes comments on subject matter the “journalist clearly has no experience in and further — is attempting to bypass the court process and influence the public” says Mr. Smith.

Simon Smith questions ISMG’s ethics and credibility of sources

MELBOURNE, Australia — Published Tuesday by Simon Smith before Mr. Kirk’s Misleading and Deceptive Article — 14/11/2017.

Unethical Journalist goes after Cyber Gang-stalking Victim with no evidence bypassing the court system

It was a typical morning for Cyber Security expert Simon Smith in Melbourne. He was called by ‘the Journalist’ from ‘the Publication’ with claims that the ‘Information Security’ community believe that by Mr. Smith exercising his legal right to sue alleged Twitter stalkers for stalking he must be stopped.

Mr. Smith practices in this industry and has succeeded in many cases at finding Cyber Stalkers, Cyber Criminals, and Cyber Scammers for the benefit of the public. Over six months ago, he came across a group of Twitter ‘users’ who call themselves hackers and claim to be in some form of ‘info-sec’, or ‘cyber-sec’ with little to no experience.

After several appearances in the media, the alleged ‘trolls’ took an immediate dislike and jealousy to Mr. Smith and started a major gang-stalking campaign to harm Mr. Smith. It should be duly noted that Mr. Smith is a Cyber Stalking expert and well known for dealing with people who behave in this way.

Mr. Smith stated in an interview today that to date he had received:

▪ Over 10 false SMS’s claiming to be potential customers, robotic calls, and other people he never heard of just to harass him;

▪ Thousands of initiating racial, derogatory, defamatory, defacing comments and images on Twitter, email, and other media for no reason;

▪ Abuse just for the fact he has been on TV;

▪ Hundreds of false accusations and interference with his personal life, theft and defacing of personal images;

▪ False and misleading accusations by unqualified ‘experts’, as well as attempts to impersonate him in at least ten accounts;

▪ Threats in the mail and Black Hat SEO campaigns;

▪ Threatening emails demanding Mr. Smith drops legal cases ‘or else’;

▪ False, misleading and deceptive publications and remarks about him;

▪ Attempted server attacks, email-bombs, personal pictures as Trump, Hitler, Genitals;

▪ Sabotage at Awards nominations;

▪ Pictures with Penises and other mutilations over his personal photographs from these so-called ‘professionals’;

▪ Constant surveillance and false accusations, forged emails, and resorting to falsifying documents, sending out Mr. Smith’s number on a girl’s account saying free sex pictures;

Mr. Smith says, “shame on you ISMG for even listening to these alleged criminals”. Among all of these, Mr. Smith has been able to isolate 3–4 Australian’s who have taken part in this alleged conduct and rightfully, as is his human rights under the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic) to a Fair Hearing, begun proceedings under the Personal Safety Intervention Orders Act 2010, one of whose conduct (according to the court on the face of the evidence at a second interlocutory application) warranted an interim restraining order.

Mr. Smith says, “despite no directions hearing or any opportunity of evidence being presented to the court, he has been subject to ‘deceptive one sided news reports and bullying by the media’, one which was taken down for completely fictitious content invented by a ‘misleading researcher’ named Intern0t, and now Mr. Kirk told Mr Smith today that over ten of his stalkers has been interviewed as ‘credible’, interfering with the court process”. Mr. Smith said to that, “You have not seen my evidence Mr. Kirk then”.

“One alleged cyber-stalker the main ringleader (an alleged overnight CISSP expert), and a so-called ‘Senior’ in his two years of what seems to be potential industry experience in ‘AI’, responded back to a Cease and Desist letter with a picture of what appears to be an underaged man ‘sucking his own penis’, yet the journalist deems him credible”.

Mr. Smith further says that “the overseas owned publications are merely protecting what he has found to be an alleged criminal syndicate of fake overnight ‘info-sec’ and ‘cyber-sec’ charlatans who cannot handle his success, and the media profession would be brought into disrepute with such low quality news that has not even hit the face of justice, endorsing the alleged conduct of criminal impersonators trying to cash in on the Cyber Security profession”.

Mr. Smith says, “I know Cyber Stalkers very well. They don’t like being caught out or named. One runs under the alias of Intern0t, falsified the level of vulnerabilities in mere prototype front-end 5 minute ‘Apps’ non commercial prototype Apps to feed his ego (similar to his fake reports with Google in 2012 which he could never get over and around the same time 1and1 disabled his website for hosting hacking software), and without a name not just for this interview, but for 9 years it seems does make anything he says not credible”.

Mr. Smith has been a pioneer in real software engineering for 21 years and does not consider a prototype an Application, nor does he consider a hacker inside the premises performing a MITM who has reverse engineered an in-house invite only App ‘a vulnerability’ — some would say ‘physical trespassing’. They might as well unplug the router!”.

Mr. Smith feels that the ‘researcher’ community has got so desperate, it needs to engage in extortion, has turned to twisting the ‘truth’ to tell reporters what they want to hear for their fishing expedition to get some publicity. Technology exists right now to intercept any App on the AppStore, Mr. Smith said. Apps are play-school compared to what they used to be. People have too many libraries and layers, and decompiling is too easy. Mr. Smith refuses to make anything commercial on an Android or iPhone”.

Mr. Smith’s started programming at just eleven years old and then in industry from right on eighteen, making up 21 years of enterprise industry experience. He does not consider an in-house ‘prototype’, ‘front-end’, ‘splash screen novelty’ an ‘Application’. Mr. Smith has created Enterprise Applications and has indicated that he will be releasing more Applications in the very short term. “I have created major Applications that have been fully custom written and turned over millions of dollars in resale for industry markets”, Mr. Smith said.

Mr. Smith stated, “There is no place for journalists who do not understand the definition of Cyber Security (from my valid and proven experience) to even report on the topic. It is the very fact of evidence-based findings, forensic evidence and our civil and criminal justice system that is fundamental to its definition. To punish someone for exercising their rights to a fair hearing goes against the spirit of the industry. I did warn the reporter that it was extremely unethical and his sources were far from credible; their stories did not match my evidence; and it was premature. Mr. Kirk was not interested in that evidence.”

Simon Smith is an expert in all areas of the IT SDLC, Programming, Investigations, Computer Forensics, Mediation, Dispute Resolution, Criminology, and the Cyber Security discipline. He is a member of AISA, IEEE and VSCL to name a few, is a Certified Expert Witness, holds over 12 Post Graduate Qualifications, is ISO27001 and ISO9001 accredited, holds 8 NICCS and DHS recognised Cyber Certifications, and over 100 Australian Qualifications higher than any short course credential awarded these days (ie CCNA, CCIE), is a Licensed Investigator, Nationally Accredited Mediator, Commonwealth Accredited FDRP and is respected for his mentoring and expertise he gives with his 21 years of industry experience and says “he is disgraced at the attack from the industry he volunteers time to when not busy with ‘real’ work”.

“My standing is backed by a network of over 200,000 global ‘real’ professionals and the ‘Twitter trolls’ are a minority. If they are so worried about me, they shouldn’t be. I already succeeded at the age of 23 building my first multi-million dollar software company. They should be concentrating on their careers, if they have one”, Mr. Smith said.

This is the thanks one gets for helping out victims where there is a talent shortage! Good job Journalist!

“False information and personal attacks destroy the industry that I try to protect. For someone that has mentored so many people, these people don’t even have industry experience and should concentrate on their own career which if hacking is all they have, they are not going to get far. I maintain I have never initiated anything to harm anyone. I am the victim of cyber-harassment caused by jealousy and pure disrespect. I’m not going to go away like their other victims. This time they picked the wrong fight, and so did the journalist”, Mr. Smith said.

“To show you how credible the fake ‘infosec’ community the journalist interviewed (not the real one I am in touch with closely), he found a troll hacking community, with the main storyteller’s and ringleader being from the Netherlands who thinks he is immune to law, the ringleader of the gang stalking made the below SMS comments when it was published after stalking me for many months and claiming he ‘first came in contact with me after allegedly finding XSS in my site and was threatened’ (all sounds so lined up), a statement that is so wrong, just by reading the Cease and Desist letter alleging constant defamation with not one mention of his imaginary XSS photoshop creations”.

“The real truth is that this person has been stalking me for over 6 months and in such disgusting ways, merely because he is jobless, jealous, and simply an internet troll, and it is an ongoing hobby for him. If you have to use paint, or photoshop to pretend you have hacked someone’s website, then that is so very desperate, why not tell the truth about your activities. He discovered no hack, the contents of the letter were a properly drafted “cease and desist” defamation letter to which he responded with all his credibility, to my lawyer, with what appeared to be an underage boy doing something with his mouth and his own Penis. What is also of interest is his claim and photoshop finding came after the Cease and Desist letter, so how could it be a threat based on his findings?”

“Another interviewee, displayed by the publication as under an interim order did not tell the truth about his case at all. The PSIO has nothing to do with his false allegations of the proforma in-house non-functional Apps, in fact the PSIO doesn’t even mention it! However to readers without evidence, it seems like a worthy scapegoat to influence the media. It is proven by very way of the order the publisher provided that a court of law on evidence has found him to have been a risk that an interim order was necessary based on evidence that he knows and has documentation proving had nothing to do with his allegations of the prototype non commercial splash screen Apps under the Personal Safety Intervention Orders Act 2010 (Vic) which covers internet stalking and harassment. It seemed convenient to mix the word threat and two completely separate unheard cases together”.

“As to the main storyteller and ringleader, I received SMS threats straight after he deceived the media. It is from a rented SMS provider to overseas people reported to the police along with 2000 or so other taunts to be (if prosecuted) a breach of the Australian Criminal Code (1995) s.474.17 — using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence.”

“As to the others that jumped in to have their say, I don’t blame them because without knowing two sides and with intention based reporting, anything can appear as the reporter wants it to appear. Everyone who knows me and knows my work swears by it, and cannot believe the media have used mainly hackers posing as ‘infosec’ to gang up on a good man who has done so much for the industry”, Mr. Smith said.

“The main ringleader who claimed that they first come in contact with me when they allege they found XSS in the website is completely false. There are screenshots of fake attempts of him screenshotting text overlaying an internally used webpage called cyberwall, and popover4, that has no XSS weaknesses and writing text into the main home page name and mobile phone text boxes, when they are never populated by request variables whatsoever”.

“The real industry and real customers know me and not this fake community and their immaturity. I am allowed to have my ‘freedom of expression — my human right, privacy and reputation, and my human right to a fair hearing’ cyber-criminals should think of a better way to enter cyber security than belittle practitioners and journalists should understand evidence before bringing an industry they claim to know about into disrepute”.

“For me, I am disgraced with this branch calling themselves part of an industry I love and am passionate about, I never knew it had a criminal element and jealousy was so fierce — evidence is where the answers lie and the courts will be dealing with this, not fake journalistic views”, said Mr. Smith.

“There is not a day that goes by where I am not stalked or badgered by this main ringleader and others, who should be getting on with his career, who continues to demand to see when he is getting sued. He has been served with his letter of demand, we saw his response, I am dealing with two countries, several clients and am employed. To that answer, it will be when I am ready because it will happen, and justice will prevail, as the data collected is not going anywhere”.

“On a general note, I urge the real industry to look at fact — and credibility and I am the most open person you can meet, so talk openly with me. I am currently in an area that helps people, not hurts people”, Mr. Smith concluded.

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