First off, we would like to thank everyone who emailed us messages of support about our decision to discontinue our Data Loss resources. So far, we have received over 50 emails expressing gratitude, concern, and interest in helping continue the project. To be perfectly honest, the overwhelming offers of support have been, well, touching. We never intended for our resources to be so widely held in regard and respected by security and privacy professionals world-wide, and we are quite thankful for your messages.
However, some of the messages we received were somewhat saddening, as if there was a death in the family. We didn't post our notice to cause grief, but let us all take a step back and look at this objectively. If you have something you like and, in some cases, rely upon every single day, why wait until it's gone to say "thanks" or offer support? Isn't that the classic case of "too little, too late?" Why wait until the corpse is in the coffin before you start crying? Why not show appreciation for the living... not the (apparently) dead?
Every single one of you, right now, go pick up your phones, call your mom and/or your dad, and just say "thanks." Seriously. If this project means that much to you, the least you can do for us, yourself, and your 'rents is to do that one small thing. It's called "perspective".
So, with that in mind, the staff members of Attrition.org have decided to continue on with the Data Loss project. The Data Loss mail list, web page, and database (DLDOS) will continue to be updated on a regular basis as new events, information, and data come our way. We will continue looking through news and RSS feeds every day, responding to requests for information, and posting all of our findings to the mail list, web page, and DLDOS. From about 6AM until midnight, Sunday through Saturday, we'll continue to provide the most accurate and most updated information available anywhere.
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