This one is for many aspiring hackers who browse Internet for hacking resources and purchase books online to enrich their knowledge.
I came across a website 'LEO IMPACT SECURITY' Its reference was in one of the email from hackin9.org emails to which I am subscribed. Leo has released a book on hacking "The Secrets of Hacking" which contains print material and DVD comprising many tutorial videos and tools. As it appeared in Hackin9 mail, I sent them money in Jan and till date still waiting for the material to come.
Though the amount involved is not much, if you consider the numbers of aspiring young people looking forward to make a career in hacking, it amounts huge money, collectively. So, I thought of finding out more details about this company. It is a Jaipur, India based co. with one US contact and one UK contact. ( Today, I checked their website, and they have removed UK phone and added address of US Office!). It seems it operates from a home in Jaipur, India and probably has very high manpower turnaround. I talked to them and send them emails many times since Jan without any success. I have taken up the matter with DSCI, ALIG of ISC^2, local ISACA Chapters and many groups to whom I am subscribed.
I also come across a few cases who ordered the material and after rigorous follow up could get material which is note more than trash. It is full of plagiarism and copyright materials. In all essence, it a malpractice.
My request to young members is to be away from such people. Share info on any of such companies with group members. And let us protect our common wealth.
My best regards.