When security vendor Countersnipe launched its latest product, it
expected a few bogus enquiries from its rivals. But a request from an
outfit calling themselves Ychange seemed genuine enough.
'Jeff' from Ychange saw a demo and was so impressed he promised to show
the product to Superluminal, his financial services client, which was
just gagging to place a multi-million dollar order.
But a quick Whois check revealed that Superluminal’s web site was owned
by one of Countersnipe’s rivals, Sourcefire. Perhaps Sourcefire didn't
think anyone else would know about this new-fangled Internet thing.
“This has to be the least sophisticated attempt at spying I’ve ever
seen,” laughed Countersnipe’s Amar Rathore, “I wouldn’t mind, but
they’re a security firm, for God’s sake. You’d think they’d know some
cleverer tricks than that.”
TeeHeHe… From The Inquirer.