On August 1, 2001, a defacer known as 'ShellCode' compromised a machine hosting at least nine web sites. Among these sites were several of interest. The first (www.crimeseeker.com) is a public service site designed to disseminate information on sex offenders living throughout the United States. The compromise of this web sites calls into question the safety mechanisms used to keep information on this site secure. What if the attackers added random names to the database, perhaps of people they dislike. To be wrongfully branded a sex offender could have a devesatating affect on your life. The second site (operating on three domains) is that of eCertifications. This site is amusing as one of the certifications they offer is that of 'Web Security Specialist'. Perhaps they should train and hire their own students. =) www.crimeseeker.com Sex Offenders Registry A National Criminal Information Registry This site is providing the following information as a public service. These hypertext links are to sex offender registry and notification sites in states where the internet transmission of this information is legal. Only information received from "official" federal, state, county, or municipality sites will be placed on this web site. This policy is not meant to minimize the work and dedication of otherwise well meaning citizens who are trying to help protect their communities. The policy is meant to protect the integrity and accuracy of the information you are receiving and the rights of all citizens. The law enforcement agency responsible for the individual database and/or site is solely responsible for the content. We are not responsible and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained within the "official" database or site accessed by these hypertext links. Any information you may wish to rely on should always be verified with the law enforcement agency directly responsible for the database/site.