Hakin9 is an online publication covering all facets of information security. It is published by Hakin9 Media Sp.z.o.o Sp Komandytowa, a subsidiary of Software.com.pl, based in Poland. For many years, the company has had a negative reputation due to the frequent unsolicited mails they send looking for people to write articles for their magazine. More recently, several other aspects of their business practice and lack of editorial standards have come to light. It has become clear to many people that the magazine is not professionally run and looks to take advantage of the industry, rather than contribute to it.