The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-12-09T08:39:56Z Kids Cybersecurity Smart Toys  -  the new IoT risk exposed by eVestigator Simon Smith 2017-12-09T08:39:56Z kids-cybersecurity-smart-toys-the-new-iot-risk-exposed-by-evestigator-simon-smith Simon Smith, Cyber Forensic Investigator and Expert Witness issues a Cyber Security warning about Kids Toy Cyber Security concerns, or otherwise known as Smart Toys and the risks involved. In an interview on Radio 2SER, he exposes some examples Cyber Security concerns that exist in Kids toys in today’s marketplace in the lead-up to Christmas that are necessary for parents to look out for.  “The IoT in the ‘toy market’ is not only often overlooked, it is very dangerous to adults too”, Mr. Smith said in the interview. Simon pointed out some key Cyber Security risks parents and family members should look out for when purchasing toys for children or loved ones this Christmas that use standard protocols that can be misused that place kids in danger. As a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, he also brushed on the topic of the danger such technologies can have in family disputes which involve custody arrangements and messy AVO’s. While later discussing the technicalities of product and system developers who continue to bring to market untested and imported goods, Mr. Smith stated he, “continues to see dangers in the quality and lack of common sense exposing kids to Cyber Security risks now just as much — and if more — as adults. This is a new epidemic and can everyone in a very dangerous situation”. Mr. Smith has over 21 years experience in the IT SDLC/Software Engineering, IoT, Information Security, AVO, Family Law-Computer Forensic Investigations & Specialist Cyber Security/Criminology disciplines, and is an Expert Witness on the topic. He warns purchasers to “look into each electronic device, and its capabilities listed as to how it shares voice or visual data, how or if it pairs with external devices, and how, why or if it connects to the internet”. He recommends that, "consumers should not seek this important information from a salesperson in a store, but instead, should research 'smart toys' prior to purchase and states that 'Smart Toy Cyber Security' should be a concern to everyone”.  “We are used to worrying about the scary looking toys, and perhaps the video games that depict violence, but these toys bring a real cyber-crime reality into the picture”, Mr. Smith said. He said, “All you need is somebody with a motive, especially prevalent in Family Law and stalking cases to potentially plant a ‘teddy bear’ with remote listening and talking capabilities. It could be possibly used to intercept AVO’s, breach court orders and brainwash or perhaps kidnap children —which would be devastating in the most litigated area I work in, strategically helping to forensically  investigate some sense in Family Law disputes using Cyber Forensics in a very sensitive area involving multiple emotions".   “Be careful this Christmas, you can always ask me or another professional if you are unsure”, Mr. Smith stated. He urged, "not to be afraid, to ask multiple questions of the manufacturer— as you have a right to know exactly what the device (as a consumer) is doing and where it is broadcasting any signals".  “If you have any concerns, contact the appropriate specialist, and if necessary, I would be more than happy to investigate the device for privacy and security breaches, as this is something I am very passionate about, especially when children’s safety is involved”, Mr. Smith said.  A copy of the interview can be located below on YouTube. Alleged Twitter trolls attempt to silence a 'fair hearing' via Information Secure Media Group (ISMG) 2017-11-14T08:52:46Z twitter-trollls-purporting-to-be-infosec-and-cybersec-fool-the-media Simon Smith of eVestigator® questions ISMG's ethics and credibility of sources and it's fishing attempts MELBOURNE, Australia – 14/11/2017. It was a typical morning for Cyber Security expert Simon Smith in Melbourne. He was called by Jeremy Kirk from ISMG with claims that the 'Information Security' community believe that by Mr. Smith exercising his legal right to sue alleged Twitter stalkers for stalking he must be stopped.Mr. Smith practices in this industry and has succeeded in many cases at finding Cyber Stalkers, Cyber Criminals, and Cyber Scammers for the benefit of the public. Over six months ago, he came across a group of Twitter 'users' who call themselves hackers and claim to be in some form of 'info-sec', or 'cyber-sec' with little to no experience.After several appearances in the media, the alleged 'trolls' took an immediate dislike and jealousy to Mr. Smith and started a major gang-stalking campaign to harm Mr. Smith. It should be duly noted that Mr. Smith is a Cyber Stalking expert and well known for dealing with people who behave in this way.▪ Mr. Smith stated in an interview today that to date he had received:▪ Over 10 false SMS’s claiming to be potential customers, robotic calls, and other people he never heard of just to harass him;▪ Thousands of initiating racial, derogatory, defamatory, defacing comments and images on Twitter, email, and other media for no reason;▪ Abuse just for the fact he has been on TV;▪ Hundreds of false accusations and interference with his personal life, theft and defacing of personal images;▪ False and misleading accusations by unqualified 'experts', as well as attempts to impersonate him in at least ten accounts;▪ Threats in the mail and Black Hat SEO campaigns;▪ Threatening emails demanding Mr. Smith drops legal cases 'or else';▪ False, misleading and deceptive publications and remarks about him;▪ Attempted server attacks, email-bombs, personal pictures as Trump, Hitler, Genitals;▪ Sabotage at Awards nominations;▪ Pictures with Penises and other mutilations over his personal photographs from these so-called 'professionals';▪ Constant surveillance and false accusations, forged emails, and resorting to falsifying documents, sending out Mr. Smith's number on a girl's account saying free sex pictures; Mr. Smith says, "shame on you ISMG for even listening to these alleged criminals". Among all of these, Mr. Smith has been able to isolate 3-4 Australian’s who have taken part in this alleged conduct and rightfully, as is his human rights under the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic) to a Fair Hearing, begun proceedings under the Personal Safety Intervention Orders Act 2010, one of whose conduct (according to the court on the face of the evidence at a second interlocutory application) warranted an interim restraining order.Mr. Smith says, "despite no directions hearing or any opportunity of evidence being presented to the court, he has been subject to 'deceptive one sided news reports and bullying by the media', one which was taken down for completely fictitious content invented by a 'misleading researcher' named Intern0t, and now Mr. Kirk told Mr Smith today that over ten of his stalkers has been interviewed as 'credible', interfering with the court process". Mr. Smith said to that, "You have not seen my evidence Mr. Kirk then"."One alleged cyber-stalker Bryan Onel of (an alleged overnight CISSP expert), and a so-called 'Senior' in his two years of what seems to be potential industry experience in 'AI', responded back to a Cease and Desist letter with a picture of a man 'sucking his own penis', yet the journalist deems him credible". No further comment can be made about this individual as there are criminal and civil proceedings underway in both Australia and Amsterdam.Mr. Smith further says that "the overseas owned publications are merely protecting what he has found to be an alleged criminal syndicate of fake overnight 'info-sec' and 'cyber-sec' charlatans who cannot handle his success, and the media profession would be brought into disrepute with such low quality news that has not even hit the face of justice, endorsing the alleged conduct of criminal impersonators trying to cash in on the Cyber Security profession".Mr. Smith says, "I know Cyber Stalkers very well. They don't like being caught out or named. One runs under the alias of Intern0t falsified the level of vulnerabilities in mere prototype front-end 5 minute 'Apps' to feed his ego (as he faked with Google in 2012 which he could never get over and around the same time 1and1 disabled for hosting hacking software).Mr. Smith has been a pioneer in real software engineering for 21 years and does not consider a prototype an Application, nor does he consider a hacker inside the premises performing a MITM who has reverse engineered an in-house invite only App 'a vulnerability' - some would say 'physical trespassing'. They might as well unplug the router!". Mr. Smith feels that the 'researcher' community has got so desperate, needs to engage in extortion, has turned to twisting the 'truth' to tell reporters what they want to hear for their fishing expedition to get some publicity. Technology exists right now to intercept any App on the AppStore, Mr. Smith said. Apps are play-school compared to what they used to be. People have too many libraries and layers, and de-compiling is too easy. Mr. Smith refuses to make anything commercial on an Android or iPhone".Mr. Smith's started programming at just eleven years old and then in industry from right on eighteen, making up 21 years of enterprise industry experience. He does not consider an in-house 'prototype', 'front-end', 'splash screen novelty' an 'Application'. Mr. Smith has created Enterprise Applications and has indicated that he will be releasing more Applications in the very short term. "I have created major Applications that have been fully custom written and turned over millions of dollars in resale for industry markets", Mr. Smith said. Mr. Smith finished by stating, "There is no place for journalists who do not understand the definition of Cyber Security (from my valid and proven experience) to even report on the topic. It is the very fact of evidence-based findings, forensic evidence and our civil and criminal justice system that is fundamental to its definition. To punish someone for exercising their rights to a fair hearing goes against the spirit of the industry. I did warn the reporter that it was extremely unethical and his sources were far from credible; their stories did not match my evidence; and it was premature. Mr. Kirk was not interested in that evidence."Simon Smith is an expert in all areas of the IT SDLC, Programming, Investigations, Computer Forensics, Mediation, Dispute Resolution, Criminology, and the Cyber Security discipline. He is a member of AISA, IEEE and VSCL to name a few, is a Certified Expert Witness, holds over 12 Post Graduate Qualifications, is ISO27001 and ISO9001 accredited, holds 8 NICCS and DHS recognised Cyber Certifications, and over 100 Australian Qualifications higher than any short course credential awarded these days (ie CCNA, CCIE), is a Licensed Investigator, Nationally Accredited Mediator, Commonwealth Accredited FDRP and is respected for his mentoring and expertise he gives with his 21 years of industry experience and is disgraced at the attack from the industry he volunteers time to when not busy with 'real' work. "My standing is backed by a network of over 200,000 global 'real' professionals and the 'Twitter trolls' are a minority. If they are so worried about me, they shouldn't be. I already succeeded at the age of 23 building my first multi-million dollar software company. They should be concentrating on their careers, if they have one", Mr. Smith said."False information and personal attacks destroy the industry that I try to protect. For someone that has mentored so many people, these people with between half to 1/20th of the industry experience should concentrate on getting better at what they do. I maintain I have never initiated anything to harm anyone. I am the victim of cyber-harassment caused by jealousy and pure disrespect. I'm not going to go away like their other victims. This time they picked the wrong fight. The border does not protect anyone from Cybercrime", Mr. Smith said. Australian Computer Society (ACS) failed to act on ‘Sockpuppet Cyber Deception’ 2017-11-01T10:18:13Z australian-computer-society-acs-failed-to-act-on-a-sockpuppet-cyber-deception-1 A ‘sockpuppet’ is defined as ‘an online identity used for purposes of deception’. A highly regarded Cybersecurity expert Simon Smith, also known as eVestigator has been subject to constant stalking, deceit, attacks and false accusations and publications from cyber-criminals over Twitter, what Mr. Smith warns is a “criminal stalkers playground”. “They even go as far as inventing evidence because there is nothing that they can say of fact. They have gone through my personal life, drawn disgusting images over my personal pictures, stolen copyright images, falsified emails, falsified documents, engaged in hate speech, created fake websites, report false information, and more. Their motive? I found a hacker network purporting to be “infosec” and “cybersec” wanting to cash in on the Government’s tax incentive – when really, by their actions they have proven to be criminal black hat hackers.” Mr. Smith then went on to say, “However, the concerning part is that the ACS were contacted by two of my prior clients with express concern for my well-being, asking, ‘Why are you not making a public statement protecting your nominee?’. One prior client was shocked to hear four promises that they would be addressing the issue were not honoured.” It is advised, another prior client wrote in showing her dissatisfaction and questioned the ethics of the ‘professional organisation’ was ignored. Mr. Smith said, “I personally wrote to the ACS many times and was ignored or diverted. Having 21 years’ experience in the industry and in business, running successful 10 figure Corporations, it is my view that the ACS ethics policy is breached. I put it to them that they had a duty of care to report the Cybercrime instead of brushing the matter under the carpet for reputational purposes.” The incident occurred on the 7th October 2017. “I had to resort to contacting the former CEO of Melbourne IT Simon Smith myself. His secretary was lovely and confirmed with him that he was not at all affiliated with any ACS activity and knew nothing of it.” The day before the awards are announced, after a month of Cyberstalkers having made in excess of 50 retweets and tweets direct to the real ACS Twitter account containing both the image and questions, today the 1st November 2017, Mr. Smith received an email from Stephen Buckman, the CTO of ACS with a record breaking turnaround of less than 24 hour result to Mr. Smith’s his official complaint. In response, it stated, “We have completed a thorough review…there is no record of any activity in the screen images which we can analyse. In the absence of full screenshot and source code from Twitter for these comments, we are unable to take the investigation further, and consider the investigation closed.” To that Mr. Smith says, “Regardless of tomorrow’s outcome – 1st, 2nd or 3rd, ACS conduct of hiding a cybercrime is a disgrace. I have morals, and this shows a lack of public disclosure. I do not endorse these business practices. I do this work for Australia, and deserve respect. Any trophy that comes my way will be returned to sender.”