MediaDefender Fails to Maintain Security

MediaDefender has been having a bad year. First they were found running an entrapment site called Then one of their employees had his work email posted to the Internet. Now it seems they were recorded during a sensitive phone conference with the office of the AG of New York. The latest breach of MediaDefender raises some very serious questions in their role collecting evidence for the state of New York. If evidence is not supposed to be tampered with then how can anyone be certain that MediaDefender’s data integrity can be trusted?

” AT – Here’s the problem, a potential problem, and again, from the law-enforcement-perspective: The intelligence information that you guys are gathering, that’s being sent to our systems and then our evidence-collection-process here, it needs to be able to stand up in court, and in order for us, I think, to do that from a legal standpoint, we have to be able to get on a stand and say that the data that we get from you, is, pristine, it’s validated, it’s verified, there’s no chance that, or there’s a very limited chance that the data that came from you to us, was in any way compromised, edited, modified, or goofed with, so that the information that we get from you, that we rely upon, we can go out and connect to the IP-machine, the IPs and the machines in New York that have the contraband files that we’re pulling down, are all wrapped together in one nice little bundle,

MD – That part has not been compromised in any way, I mean, the communication between our offices in Santa Monica and datacenters in Los Angeles and Alsagundo(?) have not been compromised in any way and all those communications to New York, to your offices, are secured. The only part, that was in any way compromised was the email-communications about these things….”

text from transcript
[update] This transcript was a repost from here . apologies for not giving the proper credit.

Link to Phone Call
Link to Email Spool

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