Eric Blood Ax (Chris Goggans): “Information wants to be free”

    "All that you see is a piece of the puzzle,"


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    Chris Goggans (Erik Bloodaxe, in honor of the Viking King Eric I Norwegian ) - a founding member of the group "Legion of Doom" , and former editor of the magazine " Phrack ".

    Lloyd Blankenship , also known as The Mentor, described Hoggans as "the best hacker I met . "

    The U.S. Secret Service raided Goggans on March 1, 1990, but was unable to catch him.

    In a 1994 interview, Chris Goggans claimed that he had never been involved in malicious hacking, explaining it this way:

    “Malicious hacking is in many ways the opposite of what I adhere to. You always hear people talking about what is called a hacker ethic, and I really believe in this ethic. I will never destroy anything. I will never make the system fall or erase anything from the system. Every time I was in the system, I examined the system, looked at how it was designed, how the directory structure is different from other types in other operating systems, made notes that these commands are the same as the commands in other types of systems, it simplified me learning about this operating system. ”

    “Of course I was at the Legion of Doom. I was in everyone's system. But I was never arrested. "I never broke anything, I never did anything truly, truly criminally bad.”

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    But in a phone call intercepted by the Australian federal police, which was part of an investigation into the case of Australian hacker F. Phoenix ( Nahshon Even-Chaim ), Goggans planned a raid in which this couple (Goggans and Phoenix) was about to steal the source code and located in developing software at Execucom, a software and technology company in Austin, Texas, to sell this data to competitors.


    In a call recorded on February 22, 1990 and later presented to a Victoria state court (in Australia), as evidence against Even Khaimah. In a call, Goggans and Even-Heim discussed how much they could earn on such a thing and how they would share what they received from Execucom's competitors. During the call, Goggans handed over to Even-Khaimah several dial-up numbers of connections to Execucom computers, commenting: “Everything will be serious in this place” (“There are serious things I want to do at that place”), and “Something should happen to Execucom ”(“ There's stuff that needs to happen to Execucom. ”). Although there is no evidence confirming that Goggans and Even-Haim did what they discussed, Goggans's statements raise questions about the purity of his hacker ethics.


    According to the 1995 book Masters of Deception: The Gang That Ruled Cyberspace, Goggans participated in the creation of his own computer security company in Texas in 1990. They claimed that he planned to search for clients by cracking them and showing how vulnerable their systems were to other hackers.


    At the time of 2005, Goggans was an internationally recognized expert in information security. He assessed the security of the information network of some of the world's largest corporations, including all aspects of critical infrastructure, whose work brought together 22 countries on four continents. Chris has worked with US law enforcement on the most high-profile computer crime cases. His work has been featured in publications such as Time, Newsweek and Computerworld, and in services such as CNN and CNBC.

    He is a sought-after lecturer in computer security and conducts training seminars for NATO, the US Department of Defense and the US law enforcement agencies, as well as for numerous private organizations. He was asked to represent such important conferences as COMDEX, CSI, ISACA, INFOWARCON and Black Hat Briefings. He has also co-authored many books, such as: Implementing Internet Security, Internet Security Professional Reference, Windows NT Security, and The Complete Internet Business Toolkit.

    In the summer of 2003, Goggans was invited as an associate professor at the University of Tokyo's Center for Joint Research. In the winter of 2008, Chris Goggans was in India at ClubHack , his own Indian hacker convention.

    Currently, Goggans is president of SDI Inc., a Virginia-based information security advisory corporation.

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