Swiss security provocateur who leaked Intel secrets indicted by US authorities

The Register

The US Department of Justice says a grand jury has indicted Swiss security provocateur Till Kottmann over multiple exploits and attempts at fraud, and authorities have quickly moved to rule out free speech as a defence.

Readers may remember Kottman pointed out holes in a security skills assessment website run by Deloitte, dropped 20GB of Intel secrets onto the web and shamed the security of DevOps tool SonarQube by releasing third-party code created with the project. Kottman’s name was also linked to the mass p0wnage of video camera outfit Verkada.

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