Forbes Profiles Nicholas Allegra, a.k.a. Comex, Jailbreak Hacker Extraordinaire

Andy Greenberg unmasks Comex, the heretofore pseudonymous hacker behind JailBreakMe:

Dino Dai Zovi, co-author of the Mac Hacker’s Handbook, says JailbreakMe’s sophistication is on par with that of Stuxnet, a worm thought to have been designed by the Israeli or U.S. government to infect Iran’s nuclear facilities. He compares Allegra’s skills to the state-sponsored intruders that plague corporations and governments, what the cybersecurity industry calls “advanced-persistent threat” hackers: “He’s probably five years ahead of them,” says Dai Zovi.

Monday, 1 August 2011