Crown Sterling Sues Black Hat Convention Organizers After Being Called “Snake Oil Crypto”
A firm called Crown Sterling has decided to sue the organizers of the Black Hat conference because it was not protected from its audience. You may be thinking that an angry mob attacked the developers after reading this, but the truth is that their product was called “a piece of snake-oil cyber marketing” and their feeling were hurt.
The CEO of Crown Sterling, Robert Grant, filed the complaint after presenting its product at the conference, which uses a “five-dimensional encryption” system and “quantum AI encryption tech”.
His main problem was that his project drew a hostile reaction from the people who attended the event. People used social media to complain about the company and Crown Sterling was booed at the event.
Because of the bad media generated around the company, the CEO decided that the Black Hat’s organizers breached their agreements of sponsorship. 10 people were also accused of coordinating an attack against the company.
As Crown Sterling paid $115,000 to be at the event, they believed that people should not be allowed to criticize them and that the company was being defamed with a smear campaign. The campaign, they believed, was coordinated by people trying to harm the company’s image.
Now, the company will have to prove in court that the Black Hat’s organizers failed to protect their “sponsor” against attacks that came from people completely unrelated to the company. More than that, it has to prove how it was their responsibility to do so. We can probably guess that it will not be easy.