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Secret agent of the dark Web

US financial institutions turn to Lawrence Baldwin for help in combating increasingly sophisticated hacking attacks

Published Mon, Nov 10, 2014 · 09:50 PM
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LAWRENCE Baldwin is a dark hero of the Internet whom you have probably never heard of - and for good reason.

A decade ago, Mr Baldwin made a name for himself and his Atlanta-based security firm, myNetWatchman, by collecting and analysing digital scourges such as malware, and alerting companies to them. He was a fixture on the security conference circuit and was often quoted in the press about security threats.

And then he seemed to disappear. Beyond a bare-bones website and a LinkedIn p…

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