Security Expert's Kid Wired to BombAdded: Saturday, August 13th, 2011
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In Australia, a masked man chained a fake bomb to a teenager, presumably within his effort to extort cash from her father's cyber security entity.
Madeleine Pulver was doing nothing wrong in her Sydney house when a masked man burst in and wired a collar bomb to the girl’s neck. The terrorist left a ransom note and left. It took bomb disposal experts around ten hours to get the dangerous collar off. However, it appeared to be a fake.
Meanwhile, the dad of the teenager caught up in a Sydney bomb scare turned out to be the chief executive of an organization selling some security software to the police. Precisely, there is software allowing the police to create a detailed profile of an individual by simply analyzing their keystrokes. Indeed, William Pulver is the CEO of Appen company, developing so-called "data stream profiling" programs, able to determine the country of origin of an individual, their native language, year of birth, gender, education, whether they are left or right handed, and if they're a touch typist. Moreover, the software in question even allows "psychometric analysis" of the provided text in addition to data stream profiling. In other words, the investigators will be able to determine how much extroversion, neuroticism, conscientiousness, openness, and agreeableness an individual displays in their writing.
The local media tried to ask the police if there were suspicions that the fake bomb was strapped to a girl as a part of the extortion attempt on her parent's business. However, the police representative refused to comment on the issue. As for the computer security company, its co-founder and director of Appen Butler Hill, Julie Vonwiller, were also refusing to comment on the case. In addition, the Appen spokesperson pointed out that the company had no immediate plans to release any statement regarding the news.
Meanwhile, it is known that the business of the company has done rather well, so Appen is not short of money, which may be quite a sound reason for the terrorist. In addition, it’s also possible that the software they develop might have miffed an individual in question enough to want to score some revenge.
As you might have guessed, if the attacker left a note, it is currently being analyzed.
August 13th,2011Posted by:
Saturday, August 13th, 2011
|Its just wrong to put a kid under so much stress as she must have been under in order to get money or revenge, she did nothing wrong, some people are just greedy, selfish t*a*s|
Thanks for the info sam
|maybe they should strap a real bomb to the neck of this monster give him some tools a mirror and tell him you have five minutes to defuse it; but really give him three...|
|posted by (2011-08-15 22:12:11)|
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