[Note, Biz Summits replaced all of the unlicensed photographs shortly after I pointed them out on this blog] I've been tracking the spammy activity of Biz Summits on and off for a while, most recently with a very annoying spam run that has been plaguing website operators with fake notifications.
I'd never really looked that deeply into the Biz Summits operation though, but even though it promotes itself through spam I had assumed that there was a real business at the end of it.
The databases were stolen in early August, according to breach notification site Leaked Source.com, which obtained a copy of the databases.
The hackers' names aren't known, but they used known SQL injection vulnerabilities found in older v Bulletin forum software to get access to the databases.
The hackers were able to obtain usernames, email addresses, scrambled passwords, and birthdays.
Stolberg's company collapsed and is the focus of fraud investigations.
Given the controversy surrounding Mr Stolberg, would it be appropriate to have a picture of him on your site?
But his name doesn't appear on the list of "Members & Speakers".
Let's look at the "Topics" page at forwd.net/cfosummit/That's a publicity photo of Niels Stolberg.