Didn't want this to be buried in my other thread...

Cisco Security Hole a Whopper

Cisco and Internet Security Systems sued Mike Lynn and Black Hat immediately following Mike's speech on vulnerabilities in Cisco's widely used internet routers. The lawyers scrambled, and we were able to settle the case cheaply and expeditiously within 24 hours. We had plans to drink expensive champagne. But then, mere hours after we filed the settlement papers, FBI agents showed up on the conference floor and started asking questions.
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