Cisco, ISS file suit against researcher

Thursday, 28 July 2005, 1:22 PM EST

Cisco and Internet Security Systems filed a restraining order against the management of the Black Hat Conference and a security expert who told conference attendees that attackers can broadly compromise Cisco routers.

The legal action followed a presentation by security researcher Michael Lynn, a former ISS employee, who brushed off threats of legal action and a broad effort to delete his presentation from conference materials to warn attendees that malicious programs could be run on Cisco routers.

By Robert Lemos at SecurityFocus.

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